“But Word Change”

Why “Global Warming” changed to “Climate Change.”

Examples

[ALEXB] Umm, we call it global climate change now. Come on, Joe.

[CHRIS] Hope they start with the falsified Global Water Temperatures that lead to the ”climate change” (formerly anthropogenic global warming) fear mongering and pyramid profit schemes of “carbon credits”.

[DAVID] Bud go read the literature round the time when they stopped talking about “global warming” and replaced it with “climate change.”

[ERICM] Member when “Climate Change” was a thing? Good times.

[PAUL] So much for global warming (“climate change”).

[PHILIP] Climate Change is a term designed to push the Catastrophic Anthropogenic Global Warming agenda.

Objections and Replies

(Agenda 21) They changed to “Climate change“ because of a big plan toReply. That’s a suggestion from the Luntz Memo. Oldest was Climatic Change.

(Predict) The IPCC used the word “predict” in its 1st report—
Reply. The IPCC learned very early on that arguments about evolving semantic choices are almost always in bad faith [Gavin].

(Who’s Frank anyway) But we don’t know if Frank
Reply. Frank Luntz was Dubya’s advisor.

Notes

{Catastrophism} The claim that “climate change” is a euphemism does not cohere with #ButCAGW.

{Dead End} That square leads to a contrarian dead end. Read the Luntz memo. Read it to contrarians. Wait until they go for another square.

{Other Word Games} Many may be other words to be included here, e.g. acidity. We won’t cover them.

{Technical Terms} Most technical terms have not been created for public consumption. They are clunky, but somehow efficient enough to have become popular among scientists.