Global Warming Totally Wasn’t Rebranded As Climate Change Or Something

And all you people making this claim are crazy and wrong

There is no evidence that ‘global warming’ was rebranded as ‘climate change’

Climate change denial is a moving target. In the past, it consisted of a fully fledged denial of any scientific evidence that the world was warming. More recently, it has evolved into a creative mix of strategies. Deniers today often contradict part of the scientific basis for climate change, while pinning the blame for the rest – anything completely undeniable, even to them – on developing countries, particularly India and China.

Interestingly, the people who Believe in anthropogenic climate change are utter hypocrites and refuse to modify their own lives. What does that say about them?

Over the past few weeks, a new figure has emerged: Naomi Seibt. Seibt, the so-called anti-Greta Thunberg, a 19-year-old from Münster in Germany, rapidly gained media attention for her call for “climate realism”, claiming that climate change science really is not science at all, and for this reason, there is no need to panic. The young activist immediately caught the eye of the lively US denier scene and was – just months after publishing her first YouTube video – invited to speak at the high-profile Conservative Political Action Conference 2020 (CPAC) and made a member of the Heartland Institute, a thinktank known for its ties to the fossil-fuel industry.

What was perhaps most interesting, was her use of a recurrent argument on the supposed “historical rebranding” of climate change. The theory goes as follows: in the past, everyone used the term global warming to describe this phenomenon, but seeing that the planet was, in fact, not heating, global warming was “rebranded” to climate change in a sophisticated cover-up.

Clearly, this hypothesis is flawed, as the Earth is unequivocally warming. Despite this, the idea appears to be widely held in the denialist scene – to take one prominent example, Donald Trump tweeted it more than 20 times in the two years before he became president.

Except, they did use to primarily call it global warming, as in anthropogenic global warming, where the initials AGW came from.

To find out whether there is some truth underlying the “rebranding theory”, I analysed 30 years (1990-2019) of data containing the terms global warming and climate change from five sources: the academic literature repositories Scopus and Web of Science, the British newspapers The Times and The Guardian, and the articles published by the Heartland Institute itself.

This conveniently leaves out the scaremongering of the late 1980’s, but, check out his charts: they clearly show a marked increase in the use of climate change in the early 2000’s, at a point where the Great Pause was occurring, and people had been tuning out to global warming. The use of climate change allowed the Cult of Climastrology to blame everything on carbon pollution and Mankind.

Climate change deniers are known to often misrepresent innocuous facts and use them to their advantage, and this case was no exception: a simple evolution in language was transformed into an unfounded conspiracy theory. While the latter was easy to debunk by looking at the data, these sorts of arguments are dangerous smokescreens, designed to shift the focus of the debate away from the need for decisive measures to mitigate and adapt to climate change. Whatever we decide to call it, climate change is happening, and it calls for urgent action.

Oh, this totally convinces me! I need to give up my freedom and money in order to stop carbon pollution created earthquakes and volcanoes.

Oh, hey, you know what’s missing as usual? Any proof that the minor climatic changes are caused mostly/solely by Mankind.

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34 Responses to “Global Warming Totally Wasn’t Rebranded As Climate Change Or Something”

  1. Kye says:

    Another Milli Vanilli climate expert moving his lips to the same old song. If you’re not full of shit point out ONE dire prediction in the last 50 years that came true. Is NY under water? Has Hawaii sunk? Did 1.5 billion people starve? Has the honored Polar Bear become extinct?

    Trump 2020 We got to get a handle on this bull shit fake news.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      The Earth has warmed significantly. Both polar ice caps are shrinking as is the Greenland ice sheet and glaciers. Oceans are warming and expanding, ocean pH is dropping. Glaciers are receding.

      Growing seasons are changing. Flora and fauna distributions are changing. Upper atmosphere is cooling. Increase in atmospheric CO2 consistent with warming.

      All predictions that have come true.

      • Bill589 says:

        Troll Elwood: You lie I guess to please your masters. No predictions have come true.
        Stop being a “Useful Idiot” to your Leftist masters.

        The earth is still cooler now than the last ‘warm period’ centuries ago.

      • formwiz says:

        Bullfeathors.

        The glaciers are bigger, more polar ice, you name it. Look up Forbes.

        If this is all true, let’s see some documentation. Preferably from some real scientists

        • Elwood P. Dowd says:

          Bullfeathors?

          No. No. And I did name it.

          Shellenberger in Forbes? An opinion piece by a non-scientist. So?

          It certainly doesn’t address whether the Earth is warming (it is). Whether ice is melting (it is). Whether the seas are expanding (they are).

          Fig 3 at https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/ shows Arctic ice over the years.

          It’s not that hard to find the truth.

          • formwiz says:

            hellenberger in Forbes? An opinion piece by a non-scientist. So?

            No, actually Trevor Nace.

            But here’s one that says bullfeathors, the Arctic Oscillation was in a persistently positive phase.

            Figure 2a. The graph above shows Arctic sea ice extent as of March 2, 2020, along with daily ice extent data for four previous years and the record low year. 2019 to 2020 is shown in blue, 2018 to 2019 in green, 2017 to 2018 in orange, 2016 to 2017 in brown, 2015 to 2016 in purple, and 2011 to 2012 in dotted brown. The 1981 to 2010 median is in dark gray. The gray areas around the median line show the interquartile and interdecile ranges of the data. Sea Ice Index data.||Credit: National Snow and Ice Data Center|High-resolution image

            Idiot.

            It’s not that hard to find the truth.

            Especially if the lies all come from Jeffery.

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Edward,

            Your graph from the NISDC rebuts your own argument.

            One, it shows that, no surprise, Arctic ice increases in winter. Two, it shows that Arctic ice extent since 2010 has been decreasing. ALL the lines from 2011 on are BELOW the 1981-2010 median line.

            Please look at Fig 3 to see the decrease in ice extent over the years.

            Fig 3 at https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

          • Elwood P. Dowd says:

            Edward,

            Which Trevor Nace article supports your view that the Earth isn’t warming, ice isn’t melting or that the sea isn’t expanding.

            Nearly All Coral Reefs Will Disappear Over The Next 20 Years

            Watch As A Rare Ice River Is Born In The Arctic

            Best Way To Fight Climate Change? Clone 3,000-Year-Old Redwoods

            The Pacific Ocean Is So Acidic That It’s Dissolving Dungeness Crabs

            Thawing Permafrost Is Unlikely To Increase Global Warming, Scientists Find

            Earth Just Experienced Its Hottest January In Recorded History

            Carbon Dioxide Reaches Highest Recorded Levels In Human History

    • formwiz says:

      Has Hawaii sunk?

      No, but Guam tipped over.

  2. alanstorm says:

    “There is no evidence that ‘global warming’ was rebranded as ‘climate change’”

    Well, except for the fact that it was. Why does anyone pay attention to idiots like that?

  3. Elwood P. Dowd says:

    It has been called climate change since the eighties, when the IPCC was formed. IPCC = Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. So scientists have been calling it climate change since 1988.

    When did the big switch happen? The Great Pause started in 1998 (ten years after the IPCC formed). So the Great Pause couldn’t have caused the switch, could it?

    Much of what Cons/deniers believe to be true, is not.

    • formwiz says:

      It has been called climate change since the eighties

      Lie.

      It’s been called climate change after Albert Gore The Living Redwood gave that disastrous address in Gotham warning how we were all going to cook as a firce blizzard raged outside.

      Both he and the term became laughingstocks and a little rebranding was necessary.

      All of what Jeffery wants us to believe to be true is not.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        Edward is lying again.

        The IPCC was established in 1988 by the World Meteorological Organization (WMO) and the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP) and was later endorsed by the United Nations General Assembly.

        Why didn’t they name it the IPGW?

        You’re so full of shit, Edward.

        firce? But the bottle down.

    • alanstorm says:

      Your point is immaterial. Yes, the IPCC was called that since 1988. So what? The ignorant children selling the idea, e.g. Al Gore and others, were calling it “Global Warming” until it was pointed out that actual WARMING had paused several years ago. They then switched to “Climate Change!!!!” in order to keep their funding alive.

      I don’t care if every day is a brand new world to you, I was there and I remember. You are arguing that one group’s nomenclature somehow disproves that the other warmists were indeed calling it “global warming”.

      • Elwood P. Dowd says:

        And when did the switch occur? I still call it global warming. Always have.

        The fake “pause” “began” with the strong El Nino of 1998 and “ended” with the next strong El Nino.

        So when did the switch occur?

        • formwiz says:

          No, you call it climate change, but no matter.

          If you had started 10 seconds ago, you would still say you always did.

          Double down.

          The Gospel According to Uncle Saul and James Carville.

  4. formwiz says:

    Your graph from the NISDC rebuts your own argument.

    One, it shows that, no surprise, Arctic ice increases in winter. Two, it shows that Arctic ice extent since 2010 has been decreasing. ALL the lines from 2011 on are BELOW the 1981-2010 median line.

    Please look at Fig 3 to see the decrease in ice extent over the years.

    And, guess what? It decreases in summer.

    Which Trevor Nace article supports your view that the Earth isn’t warming, ice isn’t melting or that the sea isn’t expanding.

    Nearly All Coral Reefs Will Disappear Over The Next 20 Years

    Watch As A Rare Ice River Is Born In The Arctic

    Best Way To Fight Climate Change? Clone 3,000-Year-Old Redwoods

    The Pacific Ocean Is So Acidic That It’s Dissolving Dungeness Crabs

    Thawing Permafrost Is Unlikely To Increase Global Warming, Scientists Find

    Earth Just Experienced Its Hottest January In Recorded History

    Carbon Dioxide Reaches Highest Recorded Levels In Human History

    Why don’t you look it up?

    You never document, so maybe it’s time you did a little work.

    Edward IS lying, as is his wont.

    Try again. I document. You lie.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      So you have nothing. Did you look and understand Figure 3? Had nothing to do with summer.

      The extent of February ice by year from 1979 to 2020.

      Fig 3 at https://nsidc.org/arcticseaicenews/

      The fitted line starts at 16 million sq km in 1979 to 14.2 million sq km in 2020.

      Are you a liar or really not understand?

      • formwiz says:

        No, you don’t want to admit ice melts in summer.

        Also 40 years is a damned small time frame.

        The only liar here is you.

    • Elwood P. Dowd says:

      You document, LOL. That’s a good one.

      You can’t share a Trevor Nace article that supports your position because it doesn’t exist.

      Nice try, liar.

      • formwiz says:

        Of course, it exists.

        And every day you make statements that are undocumented for which I ask for documentation and you never provide it.

        So tyou’re the liar.

  5. Jl says:

    There’s a reason many alarmist’s graphs start in 1979….. https://realclimatescience.com/fraud-in-the-national-climate-assessment-part-2/

  6. formwiz says:

    Just more lies from you.

    You’re the liar here.

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