Mapped: The climate change conversation on Twitter in 2016 by Carbon Brief

Who are the key climate change influencers on Twitter? To find out, Carbon Brief and Right Relevance embarked on a year-long collaboration to collect and analyse 13 million climate-related tweets in 2016.

We used machine learning and page-rank algorithms to make sense of all this information as a "network graph". The result is a visual, interactive map of the climate conversation on Twitter during 2016.

This map shows the influence and connectedness of individual users, and  the communities of interest that users form. Some of these are at the heart of discussions others rarely interact outside their own echo-chambers.