Now on Twitter: Climate Crock Debunker Bot

November 4, 2010

from Popular Science:
“Getting into a climate change debate on Twitter could be even more exhausting than it sounds now that a software developer named Nigel Leck has automated the process. Tired of arguing with climate change deniers in 140 character quips, the programmer wrote a script to do it for him. Chatbot @AI_AGW scans Twitter every five minutes searching for hundreds of phrases that fit the usual denier argument paradigm. Then it serves them up some science.

Those responses are pulled from a database of hundreds of responses that the software matches up to the argument made by the original tweeter. Those who claim the entire solar system is warming are met with something like: “Sun’s output has barely changed since 1970 & is irrelevant to recent global warming” followed by a link to corresponding scientific research.”

Word is that the climate bot links to sources like Skeptical Science, and…ahem…a certain climate themed video series as well.

One Response to “Now on Twitter: Climate Crock Debunker Bot”

  1. […] This post was mentioned on Twitter by Amir Ammar, Planet3.0. Planet3.0 said: Now on Twitter: Climate Crock Debunker Bot […]

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