Most Circulated Post
Retweeted 63,124 times by August 10
“Global warming has hastened the melting of the Arctic ice pack and caused more and more polar bears to starve to death.”
A erroneous post which claimed that temperatures at the North Pole had risen to 32 Celsius in summer quickly spread in the Chinese online community. Although it ultimately turned out to be untrue, its viral spread reflected growing anxiety about climate change. On August 3, a blogger on campus life and news in Chengdu, Sichuan Province, posted several photos of skinned polar bears taken by a German photographer in 2015 and appealed for people to help slow down climate change.