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Climate Related Tweets Before, During, and After Hurricane Sandy 10-15 through 11-15 2012

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  • Jacques, Peter
  • Connolly Knox, Claire (University of Central Florida)
Publication Date
Funding Reference
  • University of Central Florida
Free Keywords
climate change; climate denial; Hurricane Sandy; Social Network Analysis
  • Abstract

    We used the University of Illinois’ CCR ( ) data collected from the Twitter search application program interface (API) which selected tweets mentioning “climate change” or “global warming.” To gather the data, we used the simple web scraping option in Microsoft Excel to pull the data into an Excel spreadsheet from the website pages on the Carbon Capture Report from the selected sample days of 10/15/2012 to 11/15/2012. Directions for automated data collection into Excel are found at the “Get external data from a Web page” site operated by Microsoft. Note that a systematic inflation of the data was found with cases tagged with “#global warming” but were about listening to music. These cases are marked by the terms “bandung” and “pitbull” and were removed from consideration in the initial publication but are included here to ensure the full and complete data.
Temporal Coverage
  • 2012-10-15 / 2012-11-15
    Time period: Mon Oct 15 00:00:00 EDT 2012--Thu Nov 15 00:00:00 EST 2012
  • 2012-10-15 / 2012-11-15
    Before, During, and after Hurricane Sandy
Funding insitution(s): University of Central Florida ().
This study is freely available to the general public via web download.

Update Metadata: 2016-08-28 | Issue Number: 3 | Registration Date: 2016-06-28

Jacques, Peter; Connolly Knox, Claire (2016): Climate Related Tweets Before, During, and After Hurricane Sandy 10-15 through 11-15 2012. Version: 3. ICPSR - Interuniversity Consortium for Political and Social Research. Dataset.