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'Global Warming' or 'Climate Change?': Which Is the Proper Term?
NBC News ^ | 05/27/2014 | Bill Briggs

Posted on 05/27/2014 1:50:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind

Welcome to the “to-MA-to”--“to-MAH-to” debate for discussing a toastier Earth.

A new Yale University study finds that sort of verbal switcheroo carries weight when Americans use or hear “global warming” versus “climate change.”

Depending on the political views of the person speaking or listening, the phrase “global warming” and “climate change” can evoke opposing emotions and beliefs –- and varying degrees of urgency about our obligation to respond, Yale researchers reported Tuesday.

But no matter which side of the debate a person falls on, there’s a common truth: the utterance of “global warming” is more apt to grab his or her attention than the use of “climate change” the researchers found.

For example, referencing “global warming” (as opposed to “climate change”) is linked to “a greater sense of personal threat, especially among women, the Greatest Generation (68+), African-Americans, Hispanics, Democrats, Independents, Republicans, liberals and moderates,” states the Yale report.

The study, which does not endorse or disavow any atmospheric science, had one goal –- to learn how the two terms “get interpreted by the American public,” said lead researcher Anthony Leiserowitz, a research scientist at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The findings are based on two nationally representative surveys of more than 2,600 American adults conducted between November and January.

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TOPICS: Science; Society; Weather
KEYWORDS: climatechange; climatechangehoax; globalwarming; globalwarminghoax
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1 posted on 05/27/2014 1:50:03 PM PDT by SeekAndFind
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To: SeekAndFind

‘Global Warming Fraud’


2 posted on 05/27/2014 1:51:18 PM PDT by chopperman
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To: SeekAndFind
The correct term is Global Hoax.

3 posted on 05/27/2014 1:51:37 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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To: SeekAndFind

They’ve kept “climate change” in reserve since the late 80s when the UN founded the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change.


4 posted on 05/27/2014 1:51:44 PM PDT by Olog-hai
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No kidding, Global Warming Fraud.


5 posted on 05/27/2014 1:53:25 PM PDT by bboop (does not suffer fools gladly)
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To: SeekAndFind

If there was anything to it they would have stuck with “global warming” ,but it’s total Fake so they have to keep changing the name


6 posted on 05/27/2014 1:53:29 PM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Global Warming” - on the one hand, it’s more attention-getting; on the other, it’s falsifiable. Best stick to the generalities or founder on the rocks of real data.


7 posted on 05/27/2014 1:53:44 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: SeekAndFind

“Leftist Power Grab”


8 posted on 05/27/2014 1:55:02 PM PDT by txrefugee
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To: SeekAndFind

CO2 Hate.


9 posted on 05/27/2014 1:55:14 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: Billthedrill

Mental Pause


10 posted on 05/27/2014 1:55:19 PM PDT by john316 (JOSHUA 24:15 ...choose you this day whom ye will serve...)
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To: SeekAndFind

Global Wealth Redistribution and Progressive Elite Pocket Lining.


11 posted on 05/27/2014 1:56:00 PM PDT by MilesVeritatis (Devote yourself to the truth, no matter where it leads you.)
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“study finds that sort of verbal switcheroo carries weight when Americans use or hear “global warming” versus “climate change.”

Global warming is scarier, yet much easier to disprove. Climate change is almost impossible to disprove yet doesn’t give the much needed scare. Decisions, decisions...


12 posted on 05/27/2014 1:56:02 PM PDT by MNDude
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The study, which does not endorse or disavow any atmospheric science, had one goal –- to learn how the two terms “get interpreted by the American public,” said lead researcher Anthony Leiserowitz, a research scientist at Yale’s School of Forestry and Environmental Studies. The findings are based on two nationally representative surveys of more than 2,600 American adults conducted between November and January.

What did the study cost and who paid for it?

13 posted on 05/27/2014 1:56:23 PM PDT by Tenacious 1 (Tagline deleted at the request of an offended FReeper.)
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To: SeekAndFind

“Global Warming Or Possibly Cooling, Whichever Would Cause More People To Vote To Give Us More Money”


14 posted on 05/27/2014 1:58:04 PM PDT by TheBigB (Al Sharpton would scream racism at a bowl of Cheerios.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Neither.


15 posted on 05/27/2014 1:58:18 PM PDT by b4its2late (A Progressive is a person who will give away everything he doesn't own.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Algore’s Honey Pot


16 posted on 05/27/2014 1:58:36 PM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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Horse Manure.
17 posted on 05/27/2014 2:00:09 PM PDT by ConservingFreedom (A goverrnment strong enough to impose your standards is strong enough to ban them.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Climate change. Since climate is a non-static system, no matter what happens they’re somewhat correct.


18 posted on 05/27/2014 2:00:18 PM PDT by EEGator
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Bull Shite


19 posted on 05/27/2014 2:00:58 PM PDT by FatherofFive (Islam is evil and must be eradicated)
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To: TheBigB

since the climate is always changing we need an ongoing climate tax to keep it within reasonable boundaries.

Then we’ll add a 10% sur tax to hold back the tide and reduce solar activity.


20 posted on 05/27/2014 2:02:40 PM PDT by morphing libertarian ( On to impeachment and removal (IRS, Benghazi)!!!)
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To: SeekAndFind
Weather.

21 posted on 05/27/2014 2:02:52 PM PDT by BitWielder1 (Corporate Profits are better than Government Waste)
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Gotta agree, given my Freeper name.


22 posted on 05/27/2014 2:03:44 PM PDT by Corey Ohlis (Visualize Swirled Peas)
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To: BitWielder1

Or Globull Warming Shakedown.


23 posted on 05/27/2014 2:04:21 PM PDT by Blood of Tyrants (Haven't you lost enough freedoms? Support an end to the WOD now.)
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To: SeekAndFind

It is hard to pin the polar vortex on global warming, even though the leftist tried to do so. I think this winter got more and more people skeptical about global warming. Eventually people can only take so much flimflam before they realize they are being scammed.


24 posted on 05/27/2014 2:05:20 PM PDT by Starstruck (If my reply offends, you probably don't understand sarcasm or criticism...or do.)
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To: ConservingFreedom

“Horse Manure. “

Road Apples!


25 posted on 05/27/2014 2:07:25 PM PDT by Dr. Bogus Pachysandra ( Ya can't pick up a turd by the clean end!)
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To: SeekAndFind
'Global Warming' or 'Climate Change?': Which Is the Proper Term?

I think Minitrue has changed it to "Climate Disruption", or perhaps it has always been Climate Disruption. Keeping up with prolefeed is very difficult.

26 posted on 05/27/2014 2:08:17 PM PDT by Jim Noble (When strong, avoid them. Attack their weaknesses. Emerge to their surprise.)
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I prefer BULLSHAT!


27 posted on 05/27/2014 2:08:59 PM PDT by SWAMPSNIPER (The Second Amendment, a Matter of Fact, Not a Matter of Opinion)
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To: Starstruck

“Eventually people can only take so much flimflam before they realize they are being scammed.”

“No one in this world, so far as I know, has ever lost money by underestimating the intelligence of the great masses of the plain people” - H.L. Mencken


28 posted on 05/27/2014 2:12:03 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: SeekAndFind
Globaloney Warming *

* Approved by Al Gore the Grand Klimatologist of the Klimate Klux Klan

29 posted on 05/27/2014 2:12:51 PM PDT by QT3.14
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Horse or bull....it’s still crap.


30 posted on 05/27/2014 2:13:26 PM PDT by John S Mosby (Sic Semper Tyrannis)
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To: SeekAndFind

#Bring our global cooling back!


31 posted on 05/27/2014 2:14:04 PM PDT by Mark (Obama Care is now DEMOCRAT CARE)
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Weather ?


32 posted on 05/27/2014 2:15:02 PM PDT by ▀udda▀udd (>> F U B O << "What the hell kind of country is this if I can only hate a man if he's white?")
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Actually, the proper term is: horse sh*t.


33 posted on 05/27/2014 2:16:42 PM PDT by Jack Hammer
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“The planet has a fee-ver,” Al Gore.


34 posted on 05/27/2014 2:19:20 PM PDT by ConservativeStatement ("World Peace 1.20.09.")
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'Global Warming' or 'Climate Change?': Which Is the Proper Term?

IMHO, neither term is correct. I prefer weather. Always there. Always changing. Some people live where it sucks, some people live where it's nice.

The most overblown hoax in the History of Man. Damned expensive, too.

35 posted on 05/27/2014 2:19:38 PM PDT by upchuck (Support ABLE, the Anybody But Lindsey Effort. Yes, we are the ABLE!!)
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Envirofascism.


36 posted on 05/27/2014 2:25:30 PM PDT by Hoodat (Democrats - Opposing Equal Protection since 1828)
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The “correct” term was Global Warming, until this past winter, when much of the country was hammered by one snowstorm after another. Even the low information voters, who were continuing shoveling out from under all of the Global Warming that fell, were no longer buying the “warming” bit, so the term “Climate Change” had to be substituted in its place. (Much the same way Democrats stopped using the term “Obamacare” and started using “Affordable Care Act” after the American people saw what a disaster that was.)
37 posted on 05/27/2014 2:27:45 PM PDT by GreenHornet
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‘Global Warming’ or ‘Climate Change?’: Which Is the Proper Term?’
If it’s cold outside it’s called “climate change” since weather isn’t climate.
If it’s hot outside it’s called “global warming” because weather is climate.


38 posted on 05/27/2014 2:29:48 PM PDT by thorvaldr
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GoreBall Warming


39 posted on 05/27/2014 2:36:34 PM PDT by samtheman
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To: SeekAndFind

Fiction.


40 posted on 05/27/2014 2:46:00 PM PDT by VanDeKoik
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To: chopperman

Climatic Fraud


41 posted on 05/27/2014 2:46:06 PM PDT by Gaffer
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Climate change is a long term fact of life. Is it man made this next time is an unanswered question with precious little evidence other than increased CO2.


42 posted on 05/27/2014 2:53:00 PM PDT by JimSEA
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Eco-Fraud For Great Socialist Victory!


43 posted on 05/27/2014 2:54:17 PM PDT by TigersEye ("No man left behind" is more than an Army Ranger credo it's the character of America.)
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To: SeekAndFind

Giant Hoax


44 posted on 05/27/2014 2:55:26 PM PDT by kabar
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> ‘Global Warming’ or ‘Climate Change?’: Which Is the Proper Term?

The proper term is Carbon Credit Hoax and Swindle.


45 posted on 05/27/2014 2:58:33 PM PDT by BuffaloJack (Unarmed people cannot defend themselves.)
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‘Climate Change’ doesn’t sound as ominous as ‘Global Warming’.

Here in TX we would very much welcome climate change if it included more rain and lower temperatures more like what they have in San Diego.


46 posted on 05/27/2014 3:09:50 PM PDT by 353FMG
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Global warming sounds pretty stupid particularly after the recent record breaking cold this past winter. However by renaming it climate change the propaganda can be fashioned to show how any weather phenomenon can be attributed to “climate change”. However, everything is still tied to the myth that increasing CO2 levels due to humans are warming the planet. That myth must be perpetuated because it is the key to greater government control.


47 posted on 05/27/2014 3:14:31 PM PDT by The Great RJ
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COLD DAYS-Climate Change

HOT DAYS-Global Warming


48 posted on 05/27/2014 3:35:37 PM PDT by billhilly (Its OK, the left hated Bush.)
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'Global Warming' or 'Climate Change?': Which Is the Proper Term?

The correct term is the Freaking Retarded Asinine Unbelievable Deception

F.R.A.U.D.

49 posted on 05/27/2014 3:38:54 PM PDT by Harmless Teddy Bear (Proud Infidel, Gun Nut, Religious Fanatic and Freedom Fiend)
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Actually, it's more like this:

When we have extended periods of warmer than normal temperatures, they use "global warming". When we have extended periods of cooler than normal temperatures, they switch to "climate change">

It's quite the semantic racket they have going........

50 posted on 05/27/2014 3:40:00 PM PDT by Lakeshark
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