sure haven't: "climate change", subby. It's called climate change now.That way the Internet Intellectuals can attribute anything to it.
06Wahoo: Face it, the climate is far more complex than we believe it to be, and most of the "science" around it (as though science is simply the truth, not the search for the truth) is really just an attempt at branding that the data doesn't back up.
a particular individual: sure haven't: "climate change", subby. It's called climate change now.That way the Internet Intellectuals can attribute anything to it.Do you enjoy being a dupe of cynical shills like Frank Luntz? That notion that "climate change" is a diversionary tactic by those stupid liberals is... Well, here:The argument "they changed the name" suggests that the term 'global warming' was previously the norm, and the widespread use of the term 'climate change' is now. However, this is simply untrue. For example, a seminal climate science work is Gilbert Plass' 1956 study 'The Carbon Dioxide Theory of Climatic Change' (which coincidentally estimated the climate sensitivity to a doubling of atmospheric carbon dioxide at 3.6°C, not far off from today's widely accepted most likely value of 3°C). Barrett and Gast published a letter in Science in 1971 entitled simply 'Climate Change'. The journal 'Climatic Change' was created in 1977 (and is still published today). The IPCC was formed in 1988, and of course the 'CC' is 'climate change', not 'global warming'. There are many, many other examples of the use of the term 'climate change' many decades ago. There is nothing new whatsoever about the usage of the term.Those who perpetuate the "they changed the name" myth generally suggest two reasons for the supposed terminology change. Either because (i) the planet supposedly stopped warming, and thus the term 'global warming' is no longer accurate, or (ii) the term 'climate change' is more frightening.The first premise is demonstrably wrong, as the first figure above shows the planet is still warming, and is still accumulating heat. Quite simply, global warming has not stopped.The second premise is also wrong, as demonstrated by perhaps the only individual to actually advocate changing the term from 'global warming' to 'climate change', Republican political strategist Frank Luntz in a controversial memo advising conservative politicians on communicating about the environm ...
Farking Canuck: Spare Me: I dunno. They have been selling it's all caused by humans. There's only one way to reduce modern civilization's effects on the climate, reduce the world human population. It's not a climate problem, it's a biology problem if you want to actually distill the message.The science says that humans have pushed the GHG levels out of balance. That's the thing about science, it is still true even if you don't believe it.The "only way" you describe is just concentrated stupidity. Nobody sane is recommending that. There are plenty of proposals that will have a positive effect without mass death ... sorry to burst your psychotic bubble.
Slaxl: jjorsett: If all those dire effects come to pass, won't that decimate the world population, and wouldn't that be a good thing? Everything that's bad for the environment is due to humans, so the fewer of us the better.Most people aren't bothered by global warming because of what it will do to the planet, but in fact most people are bothered because of what knock on effects that will have on humans. So no, billions of people starving to death because of global warming isn't what everyone standing up and saying "let's do something about global warming before it's too late", wants.
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