A Name (to me) is what you are called by, to distinguish you from another person or situation. There may well be two or more of you with the same first name, same spelling of that name, but you will be distinguishable from each other by certain characteristics – right?
John Smith will be different from John Edwards and from John Philips in some measurable way. Be it the eye colour, the hair style, the accent, the skin tone or some other body feature.
The same goes with word descriptors; we can use the word DAY as an example. You can have a day which is sunny A SUNNY DAY, a day which is rainy A RAINY DAY, a day which is hot A HOT DAY – you get my drift?
So how come all of a sudden, those in the science world (of things to do with global weather phenomena) can play silly games with words and get away with it?
Remembering here we, that is the human race, who are accused of being responsible for whatever is happening with the climate of planet earth… firstly back in the 1960’s there was a question about Global Cooling within the scientific community.
…… the World Meteorological Organization and UNESCO organized an international Symposium on Changes of Climate, in Rome. The discussions were led by H.H. Lamb of the UK Met Office, who went on to found the Climatic Research Unit at the University of East Anglia.
The dominant theme of the meeting was the threat posed by the all-too-evident global cooling to world food supplies. The proceedings were published by UNESCO (Arid Zone Research Series XX, 1963).
1971 paper by Stephen Schneider, then a climate researcher at NASA’s Goddard Space Flight Center in Maryland, US. Schneider’s paper suggested that the cooling effect of dirty air could outweigh the warming effect of carbon dioxide, potentially leading to an ice age if aerosol pollution quadrupled.
This scenario was seen as plausible by many other scientists, as at the time the planet had been cooling (see Global temperatures fell between 1940 and 1980). Furthermore, it had also become clear that the interglacial period we are in was lasting an unusually long time (see Record ice core gives fair forecast).
But that soon changed when the impending doom and gloom icy scenario did not immediately arrive, and all of a sudden things were twisted around into Global Warming which became the new cash cow dogma.
Once we the people began pushing for proof that the planet is really warming and that we (as accused) are responsible for it, the climate (bless it pretty cotton socks) decided to cooperate and credible scientists and bloggers told us all about it. No the climate has not warmed in the past fifteen years, and we have all been lied to!
Well then, if the powers that be cannot say the climate is warming, but they still want to instill fear in us, what shall they call it? Ah I know – Climate Change…. Let’s hedge our bets.
But we the plebs did not like this warm one day, changeable the next, after all the weather has always done this…. It is kind of unpredictable.
So we have gone from Global Cooling to Global Warming to Climate Change all within 30-40 years, is it any wonder no one wants to take any notice of the Met Office? They are about as changeable as the weather itself and about as predictable as well!
But wait folks, they have now decided to slip in a different phrase, name, terminology which they think will grab your attention.
Late last year James Delingpole raised the small matter of:
President Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren is worried about global warming. Having noticed that there hasn’t actually been any global warming since 1998, he feels it ought to be called “global climate disruption” instead. That way whether it gets warmer or colder, wetter or drier, less climatically eventful or more climatically eventful, the result will be the same: it can all be put down to “global climate disruption.”
CLIMATE DISRUPTION…… hummmmm I thought that happened every time we had a La Nina or El Nino. But I also thought they were perfectly natural changes which occur on a semi regular basis and had done so for (perhaps) millions of years. Oh wait a minute, now I get it – you cannot tax a natural event, so you have to come up with a way of making it a devastating climate event caused by human activity, then you can tax it! It all makes perfect sense now.
So there you go, the chronology goes this way. Global Cooling NO WAIT Global Warming NO WAIT Climate Change NO WAIT Global Climate Disruption. And that is how it is morphing.
However, just before I leave you, and I wonder if your head spins like mine when you attempt to follow the logic in all of this, you do need to be aware that many credible scientists now openly profess that they truly believe we may be really entering another global cooling time period.
Here’s a (partial) list of the specific glaciers that are growing
Have we gone the full circle? Is it just a case of they really do not know but as there is money on offer, to write papers and do research, they will say whatever the current trend (politics) asks of them? Or do they simply enjoy playing with our minds and emotions?
Work it out for yourself, but examine the words, the names used very carefully, and see if you can establish the motivation behind the blatant changes. A *spade is a spade is a spade after all.
*To speak plainly – to describe something as it really is.