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Global Warming Renamed Again: Now It’s ‘Global Climate Disruption’
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Posted on 05/06/2014 9:58:31 AM PDT by Sub-Driver

May 6, 2014 10:42 AM Global Warming Renamed Again: Now It's 'Global Climate Disruption' By Greg Pollowitz

President Obama’s science adviser, John Holdren, thinks we should change the name of “climate change,” which was formerly known as “global warming,” to ”global climate disruption.” Via ScienceInsider:

First there was “global warming.” Then many researchers suggested “climate change” was a better term. Now, White House science adviser John Holdren is renewing his call for a new nomenclature to describe the end result of dumping vast quantities of carbon dioxide and other heat-trapping gases into Earth’s atmosphere: “global climate disruption.”

“I’ve always thought that the phrase ‘global warming’ was something of a misnomer because it suggests that the phenomenon is something that is uniform around the world, that it’s all about temperature, and that it’s gradual,” Holdren said yesterday at the annual AAAS Forum on Science and Technology Policy in Washington, D.C. (AAAS publishes ScienceInsider.) “What could be wrong with that?”

Instead, he said, “we should call it ‘global climate disruption.’ Although the rising average global surface temperature is an indicator of the degree of disruption that we have imposed on the global climate system, what’s actually happening involves changes in circulation patterns, changes in precipitation patterns, and changes in extremes. And those are very different in different places.”

Holdren has made similar calls before, apparently with limited effect on the public’s vocabulary. This time, the remarks came in the context of a brief preview Holdren gave of a new climate report that the Obama administration is scheduled to release next week. The document will, in part, spell out the potential disruptions the United States faces as a result of a changing climate, perhaps giving Holdren’s idea some currency.

Why not just defend “global warming?” In Holdren’s own definition of “global climate disruption” above, he cites “rising average global surface temperature.” Um, that’s called “global warming.” And the reason for the name change isn’t to clear up any “misnomers,” it’s an attempt to find language that will finally convince voters that the president’s environmental policies should be enacted.

Well, to quote President Obama from 2008, “You know, you can put lipstick on a pig, but it’s still a pig.”

Environmental loons can call warming hysteria and its associated apocalyptic predictions whatever they want. But it’s still a pig.


TOPICS: Culture/Society; News/Current Events
KEYWORDS: algore; climate; cooling; holdren; manbearpig; warming
Keep changing the name till something sticks........
1 posted on 05/06/2014 9:58:31 AM PDT by Sub-Driver
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To: Sub-Driver

Made me change my tagline.


2 posted on 05/06/2014 10:00:30 AM PDT by Zuse (I am disrupted! I am offended! I am insulted! I am outraged!)
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To: Sub-Driver

Gotta keep moving the goal posts lest the opposition makes the winning score.


3 posted on 05/06/2014 10:01:10 AM PDT by Buckeye Battle Cry (Audentis Fortuna Iuvat)
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To: Sub-Driver

This is Science?


4 posted on 05/06/2014 10:02:21 AM PDT by Huskrrrr
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To: Sub-Driver

slow down..

The inconvenient mind of Algore cant keep up..

its stuck in a snow drift..


5 posted on 05/06/2014 10:03:20 AM PDT by Tennessee Nana
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To: Huskrrrr

this is politics, the democrat way..


6 posted on 05/06/2014 10:03:28 AM PDT by newnhdad (Our new motto: USA, it was fun while it lasted.)
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To: Sub-Driver

Yep, the term “global climate disruption” can mean whatever the government wants it to mean, unlike the term “global warming” which only signifies warming and when people point this glaring inconsistent fluctuation, the people who want to transfer wealth from one country to the next have no answers. But global climate disruption, well now, that can be an answer to any and all climate questions, and will still sit well with the low information voter.


7 posted on 05/06/2014 10:03:50 AM PDT by corlorde (forWARD of the state)
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To: Sub-Driver
what’s actually happening involves changes in circulation patterns, changes in precipitation patterns, and changes in extremes. And those are very different in different places.”

Its called "weather"!!!!

8 posted on 05/06/2014 10:04:00 AM PDT by Go Gordon (Barack McGreevey Obama)
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To: Sub-Driver

I like this because Global Climate Disruption (GCD) is a cause, not an effect. Prove it’s disrupted and not working according to design.

Is a storm GCD? Nope. It’s a storm. Once you call it GCD you are saying something caused it. OK, what caused it and where is your proof?


9 posted on 05/06/2014 10:05:20 AM PDT by cuban leaf
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To: All

Not anymore. We have renamed it to GLOBAL CLIMATE “DISTRACTION”


10 posted on 05/06/2014 10:05:56 AM PDT by Klemper
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To: Sub-Driver
Wow - what geniuses! They finally have found a way to re-define and explain weather!!

I am underwhelmed.....

11 posted on 05/06/2014 10:06:05 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Go Gordon

Ya beat me to it!!


12 posted on 05/06/2014 10:07:30 AM PDT by capydick (''Life's tough.......it's even tougher if you're stupid.'')
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To: Huskrrrr
"This is Science?"

Great observation. This is more of what it's always been - marketing.

13 posted on 05/06/2014 10:12:09 AM PDT by Baynative (How much longer will the media be able to prop up this administration?)
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To: Huskrrrr

“This is Science?”


This is and always has been propaganda disguising a leftist, Marxist goal with a green wrapper.

But unfortunately calling it “disruption” is an effective technique. People’s memory is notoriously poor so the leftists simply blame any unusual weather on CO2. They have people writing opinion pieces that get published by the left-wing media (but that’s redundant) making this argument. My local rag ran an editorial blaming the California drought on C02.

We all know that cold or hot weather or hurricanes or tornadoes gets blamed on CO2. People do not remember prior hot or cold spells and think the latest is “the worst that has ever happened.” Also, due to urban heat island effects temperatures in the places where most people and especially Democrats live are trending up so weather shows on TV always have some record high temperatures to report.

So this is an effective strategy but luckily the changes are not that bad so the sheeples natural inertia has been stymieing the climate campaigners.


14 posted on 05/06/2014 10:12:33 AM PDT by fifedom
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To: Sub-Driver

The name for this enormous government power grab is:

Climate control, as in, more government control over our lives.


15 posted on 05/06/2014 10:14:14 AM PDT by joshua c (Please dont feed the liberals)
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To: Sub-Driver
I have the PERFECT idea.

WE SHALL CALL IT
GLOBAL WEATHER

16 posted on 05/06/2014 10:16:11 AM PDT by Lazamataz (Early 2009 to 7/21/2013 - RIP my little girl Cathy. You were the best cat ever. You will be missed.)
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To: Sub-Driver

What hasn’t changed is that — as with “climate change” — the only “global disruption” these fools care about is “warming”. All other forms of “climate change” and “global disruption” run counter to their totalitarian ideology.


17 posted on 05/06/2014 10:16:12 AM PDT by glennaro
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To: Sub-Driver
Global Warming Renamed Again: Now It’s ‘Global Climate Disruption’

Following their line of reasoning in renaming things perhaps we should rename the democrat party "The American Rights Abolition Party" or The National Economy Disruption Party".

18 posted on 05/06/2014 10:19:11 AM PDT by Mastador1 (I'll take a bad dog over a good politician any day!)
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To: Sub-Driver

There’s a reason they waited until May to release this.


19 posted on 05/06/2014 10:25:46 AM PDT by AU72
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To: Sub-Driver

Global warming theory is quite clever, from the perspective of a salesman trying to separate a fool from his/her money. They’ve successfully convinced a significant population that a normally occurring phenomenon (changing climate) is in fact not normal and that the only way to fix it is to give a bunch of bureaucrats and corportists money. This is all really a lesson in the powers of a well funded, politically connected marketing campaign.


20 posted on 05/06/2014 10:25:54 AM PDT by AMitchum
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To: Sub-Driver

Next up “radical climate deviation”. “Climate variabilities”.


21 posted on 05/06/2014 10:27:59 AM PDT by rktman (Ethnicity: Nascarian. Race: Daytonafivehundrian)
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To: Huskrrrr

Oh it IS science. Here’s the proof: Today in Texas it is going to be hot and according to a survey of all weathermen here resulted in 100% (every dadgum one of them) in FULL agreement that as Summer approaches it is going to get hotter. What’s really scary is that none of them was willing to reveal exactly how hot it will become - perhaps they are trying to keep everyone from panicking, or maybe it is a conspiracy!


22 posted on 05/06/2014 10:35:34 AM PDT by Made In The USA (I'm not yelling, just... just talking enthusiastically..)
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To: Sub-Driver
The object is clearly to spook voters into endorsing the administration's totalitarian goals. It's frighteningly cynical and scientifically irresponsible to blame forest and brush fires, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes etc. on human-caused atmospheric CO2 when real science shows it's not the cause.

Progressive elitists like Holdren, Podesta, Pelosi, Reid, the brothers Emanuel etc. scare the blazes out of me. I see a cadre of American fascist overlords similar to the Nazi Brownshirts coming into power. These are dangerous people and must be stopped.

23 posted on 05/06/2014 10:40:40 AM PDT by Bernard Marx
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“...The document will, in part, spell out the potential disruptions the United States faces as a result of a changing climate...”

If all you are concerned with is the United States (in order to steal more money), why do you continue to use the word “global”????


24 posted on 05/06/2014 11:09:26 AM PDT by Boonie
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To: Sub-Driver

I knew they would rename it. But I was so hoping for “Irritable Climate Syndrome.”


25 posted on 05/06/2014 11:31:20 AM PDT by ModelBreaker
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To: ModelBreaker

A crap sandwich under any other name is still a crap sandwich


26 posted on 05/06/2014 11:42:23 AM PDT by molson209 (Blank)
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To: Sub-Driver

How about Global Climate Fraud?


27 posted on 05/06/2014 11:46:24 AM PDT by bray (The Republic of Texas 2022 is here)
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To: Bernard Marx
It's frighteningly cynical and scientifically irresponsible to blame forest and brush fires, earthquakes, floods, tornadoes etc. on human-caused atmospheric CO2 when real science shows it's not the cause.

You left out volcanoes. One volcano can change the weather far more than human activity. And there are lots of active volcanoes. So volcanoes are the fault of humans! Real scientists know CO2 levels follow warming, not cause it. The fake science doesn't look at what happened historically for thousands of years on Earth, they just guess about a snippet of time in the last couple decades and still get it wrong! Oh, we need to blame sunspot activity on humans also!

28 posted on 05/06/2014 12:42:25 PM PDT by roadcat
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To: ModelBreaker

Lefties are always changing the names of things to disassociate the issue from the truth that people have come to understand about the issue.


29 posted on 05/06/2014 12:45:02 PM PDT by MrB (The difference between a Humanist and a Satanist - the latter admits whom he's working for)
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To: roadcat
The fake science doesn't look at what happened historically for thousands of years on Earth, they just guess about a snippet of time in the last couple decades and still get it wrong!

I think it's far more cynical than that. I think they know very well what the real facts are. They also fully understand how much people have been scientifically dumbed-down and politically indoctrinated by what I jokingly call our "educational system." They want power and control in addition to the wealth to be harvested by the sale of phony "carbon credits."

In some twisted fashion they've also deluded themselves into believing they're saving the world. To do so they're operating in true Alinsky mode: that end justifies any lie, perversion of science or injustice. I think they're dumb enough to believe world socialism based on the basically totalitarian EU model will somehow lead to Utopia. They could not be more wrong. It leads to Dystopia.

30 posted on 05/06/2014 1:07:48 PM PDT by Bernard Marx
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To: Sub-Driver

How about just calling it “glo-baloney.”


31 posted on 05/06/2014 2:29:02 PM PDT by Skybird
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To: Sub-Driver

Still waiting for the ozone “hole” to kill us or maybe acid rain and the new ice age.


32 posted on 05/06/2014 3:22:07 PM PDT by BinaryBoy ("Immigration Reform" is Ballot Stuffing)
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To: Sub-Driver

Apparently only their science is settled.


33 posted on 05/06/2014 4:21:33 PM PDT by justa-hairyape (The user name is sarcastic. Although at times it may not appear that way.)
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To: Sub-Driver

More like Climate Distortion.


34 posted on 05/07/2014 3:42:59 PM PDT by Mike Darancette (Do The Math)
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35 posted on 05/07/2014 3:47:05 PM PDT by musicman (Until I see the REAL Long Form Vault BC, he's just "PRES__ENT" Obama = Without "ID")
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