The website “Force Change” has a petition to get Fox News to stop calling “climate change” global warming. My answer: NO, NO, NOOOOOOOOO.
Look, the hero of “climate change” is James Hansen, who coined the phrase (correction: made popular the term) and gave it widespread attention when he used it IN FRONT OF CONGRESS. Your guy, the father of global warming, gave it that name. So how much more of what he said can be blatantly ignored or renamed because it’s not suiting one’s current purpose?
EVERY single graph I have ever seen on climate change advocates sites show ONLY numbers in excess of the average temperature. That’s called WARMING. Now, if Fox News is to change the name, a bunch of those anomalies are going to have start heading downward and into cooling. When that happens, then the use of “climate change” might be appropriate.
The theory of AGW is based on CO2 causing WARMING. Yes, that’s right. The whole theory is based on “WARMING”. Warming, warming, warming. Not one mention of cooling ever (at least not in regards to CO2. Only aerosols. And only after the “warming” slowed.) Just “local weather events”, which are weather events involving anything other than hotter temperatures. Wait, that didn’t work well. Which is probably why you warming believers are trying to welch out on the name. If you take “warm” out, maybe we’re too clueless to realize “warming” and “freezing” are different and that you only reference warm events when proving “climate change”. Wow, you really think we’re completely clueless, don’t you? No wonder WtD is depressed about the current disbelief in global warming.
Back to the “data”–all the trend lines on the graphs go up (where they don’t flatten out). I don’t ever see a long-term one (and long-term trends are all that count) going down. Going up is “warming”, right? So again, verification of GLOBAL WARMING.
I am now wondering: Is CO2 a greenhouse gas? I mean, the theory said it “warmed” the planet. But now we can’t say warming because “warming” isn’t true. It’s change. But cold is change, right? Cold doesn’t count because the planet’s average temperature is going up and CO2 causes WARMING. Dang, there’s that pesky word again. WARMING. So, back to “is CO2 a greenhouse gas”? If so, and we are putting it the air, then it would be GLOBAL WARMING, right????
So, unless you “climate change” people are willing to:
Disavow any association with the orinator of the theory that named this phenomena “global warming” and confused Fox News and everyone with the term,
Find some anamolies on the cooler side so the change is really “change” and not “warming”,
Find some long term graph trends that don’t show “warming”
I will hereby be using the term “global warming” and not climate change. Aiding and abetting a deception is not appropriate. I was willing to use the term as long as the WARMING was clearly understood. Since at least some of those on the believer’s side are now attempting to hide the true nature of their work, I will no longer use any term other than Global Warming.