Thursday, September 16, 2010

Global Climate Disruption ! ! !

I KNEW this day would come.  They could no more leave those words alone than they could avoid touching the wall behind a "Wet Paint" sign. 

I just KNEW they would do this one day, and I'm kicking myself for not predicting it online someplace. 

The phrase they had was plenty vague enough and broad enough to cover anything that could possibly happen.  But Nooooooo......they had to be even more vague, just in case the word "change" was too precise. 

Here goes. 

John Holdren, director of the White House Office of Science and Technology Policy, says that the term "global warming" is "a dangerous misnomer” that should be replaced with “global climate disruption."
You bet your ass the term "global warming" is dangerous.  You see, there's a good chance that it could get cold.  What would happen to all the Cap'N'Tax funding then?  What would happen to all the Green Energy wealth transfer schemes? 

At the Environmental Protection Agency's 40th celebration of the Clean Air Act on Tuesday, Holdren said, "I think one of the failures of the scientific community was in embracing the term 'global warming'. Global warming is in fact a dangerous misnomer." And in a speech last week in Norway, echoing remarks he made at a 2007 speech at Harvard University, Holdren said the term "global climate disruption" should be used instead of "global warming."
Holdren has skipped the equally offensive (and perhaps dangerous) term "climate change" altogether, kind of like some people skipped using the somewhat weird term "Afro-American" when it was politically correct for about two weeks (between "Black" and "African American") in the late 1970's or early 1980's. 

So....From now on, anyone on this site wishing to discuss Global Cooling Global Warming Climate Change making money from the weather will be required to use the phrase Global Climate Disruption. 

All other phrases are too risky.



Nick Rowe said...

If, in the future, we go through a long period of relatively stable weather, they'll call it "Global Climate Nondiversity."

The Whited Sepulchre said...

Climate Nondiversity. I like it. Anytime the weather doesn't change (rare in TX) we're suffering from nondiversity....
The possibilities are endless.

Harper said...

Who is the re-branding czar? Busy week, with the GCD and now the 'extension of the Obama middle-income tax cuts'.

Cedric Katesby said...

Multiple things wrong with this post.
Let's just focus on one for now..


How did you come to understand that scientists changing terminology to descibe scientific issues is evidence that there is a global scientific scam/conspiracy that is after your money?

Spell it out for me.

How do you get from one to the other?
Draw me a map.
Nice and simple-like.

Don't make up stuff.
Don't skimp on the details.
(I love details)

Just stick to the facts that you can back up and explain how your reasoning is sound and logical.

Does pointing at changing labels in science and getting all outraged sound logical and reasonable for...(Hint, hint) OTHER science topics unrelated to global warming?

Or do you have a double-standard that is specific only to AGW 'cause...well....just because?

Think about what you are doing with posts like this.
If you want people to think critically, then you have to lead by example.

A big part of the public confusion about climate change comes from sloppy language. The naysayers prey on this confusion, very much as their peers prey on the phrase “evolutionary theory” to suggest that “evolution, well, it’s just a theory”.

Scientists use “global warming” precisely, to mean “a tendency for the globe to warm over a given period” Thus...."

The Whited Sepulchre said...

I think he has hired a Secretary Of Symbolism.