Professional Science Writers' Recent Top Tweets

Updated: 2019-Nov-17 14:22 UTC. Listed tweets: 20. Based on tweets of Professional Science Writers on Twitter. Feedback: @TrueSciPhi.

Professional Science Writers' tweets from past 7 days most retweeted per follower:

1. One retweet per 27 followers:

Listen. Environmentalism has a serious ableism problem and frankly if we're gonna talk about climate injustice we need to start having a serious conversation about how our "individual responsibility" rhetoric is actually discriminatory. This is ridiculous. https://t.co/E0ibcvRfdD

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) November 10, 2019

2. One retweet per 30 followers:

“Why do you write about space, space is boring, blah”

For this. The sublime beauty of this geometry, the terrible knowledge of our absolute isolation, the hellish grandeur of our sun, the silent music of the spheres moving always, before us and despite us and forever after us https://t.co/tmj6UT2oAC

— Rebecca 🌓 Boyle (@rboyle31) November 11, 2019

3. One retweet per 33 followers:

Aaaaaaaaaaand thanks for proving the point. https://t.co/MLapl4vBUm

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) November 13, 2019

4. One retweet per 56 followers:

Must read: “For us farmers climate change is the headline to our lives, but McCormack's Nationals avert their gaze” - A searing and personal piece by ⁦@gabriellechan⁩. https://t.co/XDbGMZrLpx

— Michael Slezak (@MikeySlezak) November 11, 2019

5. One retweet per 66 followers:

An island in the Kingdom of Tonga, one that's been around since 1995, just blew itself up in an act of extreme home redecoration.

The underlying volcano then made another island nearby that's four times the size of the old one. :D

Me, for @NYTScience. https://t.co/F38IoVxGMW

— Dr Robin George Andrews 🌋 (@SquigglyVolcano) November 14, 2019

6. One retweet per 72 followers:

"the lessons girls learn when they’re young about setting physical boundaries and expecting them to be respected last a lifetime, and can influence how she feels about herself and her body as she gets older" https://t.co/VABvMEQWDM

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) November 11, 2019

7. One retweet per 87 followers:

THIS: Air pollution particles linked to brain cancer for first time

- Nanoparticles produced by motor traffic are known to invade the brain and carry carcinogens

Research by @WeichenthalS et al

Exclusive story by mehttps://t.co/uyFG7kUJF9

— Damian Carrington (@dpcarrington) November 13, 2019

8. One retweet per 88 followers:

Folks, I have officially set up a GoFundMe. I am attempting to raise a certain amount before the end of the month (when I need to decide whether I am enrolling in classes).

You do not need to donate. But, it would mean the world to me to continue school.https://t.co/NiT6H0hUHC pic.twitter.com/cCJNqvnOqB

— Sarah Olson (@ReadMoreScience) November 16, 2019

9. One retweet per 93 followers:

"Nevada completed its first project on U.S. 93 in 2010 at a cost of about $2.2 million. Over the next four years, NDOT found that more than 35,000 mule deer used the crossings."

If you build it...https://t.co/tceq5iQiLp

— Ben Goldfarb (@ben_a_goldfarb) November 13, 2019

10. One retweet per 97 followers:

Blue holes are fantastical geological works of art. They are also spider webs for sediments, making them archives of the ghosts of hurricanes past - and one has been found to contain cyclone records going back a staggering *1,500 years.*

Me, for @NatGeo. https://t.co/1FGHbDLqLP

— Dr Robin George Andrews 🌋 (@SquigglyVolcano) November 11, 2019

11. One retweet per 107 followers:

There have never been only four seasons. Spring-Summer-Fall-Winter, so often considered the "standard" system, applies only to the mid-latitudes/temperate zones. The concept of seasons has varied dramatically from place to place and culture to culture throughout history: pic.twitter.com/bdfiXWsf7T

— Ferris Jabr (@ferrisjabr) November 14, 2019

12. One retweet per 110 followers:

"One domestic worker said she was instructed to remain and safeguard a home in an evacuation zone as her employer fled. She was trapped for about a week. To survive, she shared food and water with a group of day laborers at a home next door." https://t.co/NZUUtBmuaR

— Erin Biba (@erinbiba) November 13, 2019

13. One retweet per 115 followers:

Our topic modeling of 10,000 news articles on the 2020 Democratic candidates reveals that political coverage tracks with the ebbs and flows of scandals and viral moments at the expense of policy issues.

Visuals, analysis and full #Rstats code here: https://t.co/hbLtLcQwND pic.twitter.com/9u1rTaBgXr

— Aleszu Bajak (@aleszubajak) November 12, 2019

14. One retweet per 119 followers:

The miracle of #beavers is that they're capable of alleviating both drought and flooding, seemingly opposite problems that are actually both symptomatic of broken land management and a haywire climate.

Highly recommend this @elyethefish explainer. https://t.co/d1SIAio3LI

— Ben Goldfarb (@ben_a_goldfarb) November 15, 2019

15. One retweet per 121 followers:

Chemical engineers at @MIT have created a new device that can remove carbon dioxide from the air at any concentration or from mobile sources like cars and airplanes. https://t.co/qL74ozhqsL by me via @NewsHour

— Nsikan Akpan (@MoNscience) November 15, 2019

16. One retweet per 123 followers:

"A Holocene, if you can keep it."

— Eric Roston (@eroston) November 14, 2019

17. One retweet per 124 followers:

In Australia we did talk about the causes of gun-related tragedy, and that led to action on gun law reform. Should we do the same now, in the midst of a climate-related tragedy?

— Michael Slezak (@MikeySlezak) November 11, 2019

18. One retweet per 131 followers:

Here we go again: Venice tidal forecast for Sunday is now 160 cm (5'3"). That would be the fourth highest on record, after Tuesday's second highest on record, and it's enough to flood more than 70% of Venice. This is ridiculous. https://t.co/HgJlwXMVaY pic.twitter.com/wXdoeVDTXz

— Bob Henson (@bhensonweather) November 16, 2019

19. One retweet per 131 followers:

Cap and trade sounds like a cheap, magical solution to climate change, but the reality is more complicated.

At a time when science shows we need to keep fossil fuels unextracted/unburned, oil+gas emissions are UP in Calif. after starting cap and trade.https://t.co/aGFl44FtcI

— Lisa Song (@lisalsong) November 15, 2019

20. One retweet per 136 followers:

Putin must wake up every morning thinking how nice it is to have a U.S. President in his pocket. https://t.co/GJnvFR7Hoa

— James Gleick (@JamesGleick) November 16, 2019