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White House Seeks to Rebrand Global Warming
Yahoo News ^ | September 17, 2010 | Brett Michael Dykes

Posted on 09/18/2010 7:01:50 PM PDT by lbryce

We live in the age of rebranding. If something isn't working in business, politics or government, the first remedy is often to change the offending product's name. In order to shake off an embattled public image, tobacco giant Philip Morris became Altria. The Minerals Management Service, which became a byword for corrupt and industry-captured oversight of offshore drilling is now the Bureau of Ocean Energy Management, Regulation and Enforcement. And so on.

And now the White House is following the same playbook in trying to guide environmental debate away from the contentious phrase "global warming." In its place, the administration suggests the phrase "global climate disruption" when discussing environmental issues.

According to a report by Fox News, White House science adviser John Holdren gave a speech last week in Oslo, Norway, urging adoption of the new terminology. Calling global warming a "dangerous misnomer," Holdren argued that the term is essentially too light and fluffy, since he believes the climate issues facing humanity are more dire and complex.

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TOPICS: Business/Economy; Culture/Society; Extended News; Government
KEYWORDS: algore; globalwarming
Calling global warming a "dangerous misnomer," Holdren argued that the term is essentially too light and fluffy...
Too light and fluffy. lol...
"Descent into Hell" had the proper tone and sense of urgency but the term was already being reserved to describe the O's first years in office. Rebranding the term for the phenomena of meteorological anomalies, warming trend as cycle of normal weather patterns that have been reported won't change the fact that it is all politically motivated, bogus hocus pocus.
1 posted on 09/18/2010 7:01:55 PM PDT by lbryce
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To: lbryce

RINO frying.


2 posted on 09/18/2010 7:02:35 PM PDT by Paladin2
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To: lbryce

GLOBULL WARMING

Global Lying


3 posted on 09/18/2010 7:03:48 PM PDT by Secret Agent Man (I'd like to tell you, but then I'd have to kill you.)
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To: Paladin2

I was thinking they could name it what it is “Bull Sh*t”


4 posted on 09/18/2010 7:04:33 PM PDT by JoanneSD
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To: lbryce

A rat by any other name is still............

Rebranding won’t keep the whole premise from being a lie.


5 posted on 09/18/2010 7:06:35 PM PDT by LUV W (DIMs?......start packin'--you're fired!....I can see November from my house!)
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To: lbryce

Ever notice when a company makes something “new and improved” it usually is lousy? Here is to this being another idea that fails!


6 posted on 09/18/2010 7:06:51 PM PDT by ColdOne (November and Beyond! Do not vote for Obama Republicans! Rove who?)
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To: lbryce

They created this branding with 20 years of propaganda.


7 posted on 09/18/2010 7:09:29 PM PDT by Always Right
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To: lbryce

The image is so discredited that “rebranding” is not enough. What is needed is a sign reading: “America. Under New Management.”


8 posted on 09/18/2010 7:10:29 PM PDT by hellbender
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To: lbryce

Holdren should be given a piss test before they allow him to fly off to Oslo to “represent” US.


9 posted on 09/18/2010 7:11:15 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This isn't going to be "another 1994"! It's another 1776!)
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To: lbryce

Flaming Marxism is a better term for it. It’s hot now give me what you’ve got!


10 posted on 09/18/2010 7:14:36 PM PDT by mplsconservative (I stand with Israel.)
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To: lbryce

“Global Climate Disruption” really sucks too! GCD sounds like some kind of STD. I like ShamWow! but that name has already been taken.


11 posted on 09/18/2010 7:14:58 PM PDT by FlingWingFlyer (This isn't going to be "another 1994"! It's another 1776!)
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To: lbryce

When is the announcement of the new logo they’ve come up with for it?


12 posted on 09/18/2010 7:15:24 PM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: lbryce

They want to relabel it “Global Climate Disruption”? Ha ha, Seven syllables, three words, 23 letters. It won’t fit in a headline; it will be mangled by the Ted Baxter-dense media heads.

The successful labels are pithy and conjure an image: Death Panels, Star Wars, Feminazi.


13 posted on 09/18/2010 7:16:46 PM PDT by Dr. Sivana (There is no salvation in politics)
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To: lbryce
Call it whatever you want - I ain't paying any attention. Man, so puny that he cannot even steer a hurricane away from NO, certainly does not have the power to change the globe's climate either way - to cause the heating, or to fix the heating.

Try examining the effects of the sun. Then maybe one should think about the powers in the universe and the powers of man.
14 posted on 09/18/2010 7:18:58 PM PDT by Cheerio (Barry Hussein Soetoro-0bama=The Complete Destruction of American Capitalism)
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To: lbryce

AIG was re-branded as 21st Century Insurance. It can be done however when it comes to Global Warming, you can put lipstick on a Wookie...


15 posted on 09/18/2010 7:19:10 PM PDT by eaglestar
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To: lbryce
A lie by any other name is still a lie.
16 posted on 09/18/2010 7:20:52 PM PDT by eggman (JournOlist - All the news we choose to use and abuse.)
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To: lbryce
The problem for Holdren is that Anthropogenic Global Warming is, at least, a scientific theory. Its basis is weak. Models of global climate show warming only when certain forcing is used, but at least it has some scientific basis. Global climate disruption has absolutely NO scientific basis. There is NO scientific theory that predicts “global climate disruption”. It is purely a political term. It may be good politics (for him), but it ain't science.
17 posted on 09/18/2010 7:21:16 PM PDT by norwaypinesavage (Galileo: In science, the authority of a thousand is not worth the humble reasoning of one individual)
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To: Cheerio
Man, so puny that he cannot even steer a hurricane away from NO,

Didn't you hear? Rove (or was it Bush?) steered it INTO New Orleans.

18 posted on 09/18/2010 7:22:45 PM PDT by Wissa (Gone Galt)
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To: lbryce

“Global Climate Disruption”? Egad! So what does a “disrupted” climate look like, anyway? Yeah. A climate.


19 posted on 09/18/2010 7:23:47 PM PDT by Billthedrill
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To: lbryce

They managed to re-brand Communism, so perhaps this will work for ‘em.


20 posted on 09/18/2010 7:23:59 PM PDT by RepublicanMeansAmerican
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To: lbryce

GCD =

Gas Control Device
Geek-Caused Disaster
Gross Corruption and Deceit


21 posted on 09/18/2010 7:26:29 PM PDT by rfp1234
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To: Secret Agent Man
The Coming Ice-Age!!! We're ALL GONNA DIE!!!! Photobucket
22 posted on 09/18/2010 7:31:09 PM PDT by DanielRedfoot (What a fool believes, No wise man has the power to reason away)
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To: lbryce

Global Warming
Extreme Global Weather
Severe Global Variations
Unusual Global Conditions
Wide Range Variation Global Weather
Unexpected Global Weather Temperatures
Not Normal Global Weather
Surprising Global Weather Conditions
Above/Below Average Global Weather
Nasty Global Weather
Unexpected Global Weather Conditions
Damn. (I got to change flights) global weather
What am I going to have to wear tomorrow global weather conditions
Where are my (Shorts/Long Johns?) Global Weather
I’m confused Global Weather Conditions
Every day is different (Higher or Lower) Global Warming
“I can’t take it any more” Global Weather
The weather channel promised something else Global Weather
It is really cold this morning Global Weather
It is really hot this afternoon Global Weather
It is a really cold winter Global Weather
It is a really hot/warm summer? Global Weather
Is Africa going to be hot this summer? Global Weather
Is Sweden going to be cold this winter Global Weather
“I’m so confused” Global Weather


23 posted on 09/18/2010 7:31:24 PM PDT by jongaltsr (It)
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To: ColdOne
Remember this 'rebranding' catastrophe from a couple years ago?


24 posted on 09/18/2010 7:39:20 PM PDT by Mr_Moonlight
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To: rfp1234

Howw about:

GCD = Global Climate Deception


25 posted on 09/18/2010 7:44:53 PM PDT by Noob1999
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To: JoanneSD
I proudly 2nd your BS.
26 posted on 09/18/2010 7:47:59 PM PDT by JPG (Care for another lobster, Mookie? How's your steak? Ready for another triple Stoli/rocks?)
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To: lbryce
The problem is, the overwhelming majority of Americans don't actually follow these shenanigans closely and many will simply believe the tripe that they are being served without a second thought.

There must be a way to force our schools to stop indoctrinating our children with this gutter garbage. Most touchy-feely adults who buy into this BS are for the most part a lost cause as they will never bother to take the time to research the claims for themselves to discover the fraud that is being perpetrated upon humanity.

The One World Government advocates and marxists (redundant?) need to be exposed to the average man and, mostly, women, and their true agenda exposed.

27 posted on 09/18/2010 7:53:48 PM PDT by Pox (Good Night. I expect more respect tomorrow.)
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To: lbryce

Hurricane season will be known as man cause natural disaster season.


28 posted on 09/18/2010 7:54:46 PM PDT by depressed in 06 (The only thing the ZerO administration is competent at is bad ideas.)
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To: lbryce

OCO = Overseas Contingency Operations

They have a flair for this kind of thing. Like all good politicians.


29 posted on 09/18/2010 8:17:01 PM PDT by Felis_irritable
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To: lbryce
"Descent into Hell" had the proper tone and sense of urgency but the term was already being reserved to describe the O's first years in office.

LOL, thanks!
30 posted on 09/18/2010 9:06:34 PM PDT by JSteff ((((It was ALL about SCOTUS. Most forget about that and HAVE DOOMED us for a generation or more.))))
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To: lbryce

“global climate disruption”

Whatever it takes to keep the grant money flowing.

Which raises the question, why isn’t someone building a database of grant whores?


31 posted on 09/18/2010 9:09:24 PM PDT by Fitzy_888 ("ownership society")
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To: lbryce
I got a new term for it:
Dogturdism.

I feel that this accurately describes validity of the scientific nature of global-warming, climate change, leprechaun heating up, cow flatulence heatness/coldness alteration or whatever phony label they put on it.

Frankly, I think it's totally disgusting that they think that the public is so stupid that we will fall for the same scam over and over again just because they re-name it.

http://www.globalwarminghysteria.com/ten-myths-of-global-warming/

32 posted on 09/18/2010 9:22:27 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: lbryce

Are they going to start calling the Tax Return “The Grand Prize Sweepstakes?”

This would make it more palatable to those who don’t like to pay their taxes. The Feds could “say” that each taxpayer “may” win $100 million, but never give it away....much like they support the carbon credit scam that is also based on nothing.


33 posted on 09/18/2010 9:30:21 PM PDT by PATRIOT1876 (Language, Borders, Culture, Full employment for those here legally)
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To: lbryce; SolitaryMan; rdl6989; livius; DollyCali; IrishCatholic; meyer; SteamShovel; Desdemona; ...
 


Beam me to Planet Gore !

34 posted on 09/19/2010 5:10:30 AM PDT by steelyourfaith ("Release the Second Chakra !!!!!!!" ... Al Gore, 10/24/06)
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To: lbryce

Rebranding $hit does not nor will it change its smell.
As such, as it pertains to global warming, a scam will always be just that, a scam, no matter the amount put into rebranding it..... =.=


35 posted on 09/19/2010 5:42:43 AM PDT by cranked
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To: Wissa
It was a team effort with a teaching component.


36 posted on 09/19/2010 6:13:24 AM PDT by FreedomPoster (No Representation without Taxation!)
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To: lbryce

“global climate disruption”
Jeopardy question: What is weather?


37 posted on 09/19/2010 7:53:58 AM PDT by Katya (Homo Nosce Te Ipsum)
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To: JSteff

Most obliged for your kind words. Glad to be of service. :-)


38 posted on 09/19/2010 8:34:07 AM PDT by lbryce (Obama Notwithstanding, America's Best Days Are Yet To Be .)
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To: norwaypinesavage
Right. The new phraseology is not quantifiable. It is, however, ripe for propagandizing by the left.
39 posted on 09/19/2010 11:34:00 AM PDT by boojiflower (Go Rays!)
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To: lbryce
Rebranding? Garbage by any other name is still garbage.


40 posted on 09/19/2010 11:36:36 AM PDT by paulycy (Demand Constitutionality: Islamo-Marxism is Evil.)
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