Global Warming: Wez Gots To Rename It!

Here we go again: people understand the bullshit behind the curtain, so, hey, let’s rename it and fool ’em! The old “triangulation” gambit. “People don’t like our message, so, we just need to recouch it.” Heh heh

John P. Holdren, the head of Harvard’s center on science and technology policy, is sick and tired of “global warming” — not just the problem, but the phrase. As the respondent to a panel on climate and the press at this year’s annual meeting of the American Association for the Advancement of Science in Boston (I was on the panel), he urged the media, and scientists who talk to the press, to substitute “global climate disruption” for that all-too-comfortable pair of words.

What are your suggestions for more effective ways to describe human-caused global warming?

How about “climate change?” No, wait, that one sorta bombed, as the people who pushed it were saying climate change, ie, global warming, meant hot, cold, wet dry. In other words, it was something that was being discussed in order to create an issue where one did not occur.

How about “climahysteria” or “climahypocrisy?”

Commenter Kim (#9)

Your last sentence is damning. ‘What framing or phrasing do you see capturing peoples’ attention in a way that might stick?’. I suggest honesty about the state of knowledge of the climate.

Never going to happen. Democrats know they cannot own national security issues, so, they have to create their own dire issue, ie, saying Man is the cause of global warming. Funny how few of them match their actions to their rhetoric.

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2 Responses to “Global Warming: Wez Gots To Rename It!”

  1. John Ryan says:

    Funny how the candidate most concerned by climate change is the one nominated….. by the Republicans

  2. John Ryan says:

    Most American accept the fact that the climate is changing.
    Most Americans are concerned about the climate changing.
    Gallup Poll Mar 2007
    “Which of the following statements reflects your view of when the effects of global warming will begin to happen?”
    Already begun 60%
    Within a few years 4%
    Within your lifetime 7%
    Not within your lifetime 15%
    Will never happen 11%

    The country really seems to be divided into 2 groups on most polls. one group of about 1/3 that supports Bush, thinks the war is going well, does not believe in global warming
    And one group of about 2/3 of the population who do not support Bush, who do not think the war is going well, and who do believe in global warming.

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