Join the Meeting Place for Moms!
Talk to other moms, share advice, and have fun!

(minimum 6 characters)

3 Bumps

What is this? Change the title up and it might stick?

How many times have they tried this? The only changing that needs to be done imo is this admin gone in Nov..

From the administration that brought you "man-caused disaster" and "overseas contingency operation," another terminology change is in the pipeline.

The White House wants the public to start using the term "global climate disruption" in place of "global warming" -- fearing the latter term oversimplifies the problem and makes it sound less dangerous than it really is.

White House science adviser John Holdren urged people to start using the phrase during a speech last week in Oslo, echoing a plea he made three years earlier. Holdren said global warming is a "dangerous misnomer" for a problem far more complicated than a rise in temperature.


Asked by tnmomofive at 8:49 AM on Sep. 17, 2010 in Politics & Current Events

Level 32 (56,190 Credits)
This question is closed.
Answers (22)
  • Climate disruption is not a creation of a political party---it is a scientific issue,a reality,that fragile people deny because it is just too frightening

    Wake up. People deny the role human 'living' plays in CLIMATE CHANGE (<--- btw, what was wrong with that phrase) because scientists have altered the data in order for people like Gore to profit. Then add to that Democrats who call for a 'hearing' on the matter, but they only let one side of the argument present their 'case'...  Ohh my gosh, it just so happens to be the 'side' that incorporates the Obama stamp of approval 'cap and trade' bill.  How about Capital Hill present a REAL debate on the issue?


    Answer by grlygrlz2 at 11:59 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • I don't see anything wrong with suggesting language that better describes the issue.

    Answer by UpSheRises at 9:37 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Here I was thinking we had already stopped calling it Global Warming and were now calling it "Climate Change." What happened to that?

    sweet, you might want to delete your answer real quick before one of the nice ladies posts some links to the quotes.


    Answer by yourspecialkid at 10:25 AM on Sep. 17, 2010


    Answer by Carpy at 10:52 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Isn't "global climate disruption" usually called "weather"? I could understand the hype over global warming even though it was proven false and now even Al Gore doesn't stand behind his fakeumentary. But really, don't we already HAVE terminology for weather that changes over time?

    Answer by Laura2U at 12:29 PM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • hard to change caught phrases

    bet the George W administration would have liked to take back "mission accomplished"

    but yes global warming is stuck in heads and does not fully cover the issue

    and when a caught phrase becomes so common that is it used without thought, then it loses its power to communicate meaning


    Answer by fiatpax at 8:56 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Umm Yeah, that's it. As ridiculous as it is. The Dems are trying to remake themselves and what they stand for hoping people will fall for it. Just as they say, It's happened numerous times since Obama was elected. Personally I don't see it working just as none of their other terminology changes didn't work. It's just another bit of proof that the elite Dems think Americans are stupid. They get their super smart Ivy educated groups together to determine what they think will work in their favor and they go with it. LOL

    Answer by itsmesteph11 at 9:04 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • They think people are stupid enough to forget all the lies that came out to show what a con global warming is. Oh, wait!! Some people are that stupid.

    Answer by Carpy at 10:04 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • Exactly UpSHeRises. And that does describe the issue quite well.
    Climate disruption is not a creation of a political party---it is a scientific issue,a reality,that fragile people deny because it is just too frightening. And it also makes it imperative for all of us to partcipate in correcting some of the causes of climate disruption. And maybe even" think green"

    Answer by gertie41 at 10:07 AM on Sep. 17, 2010

  • This is a real problem that the rest of the world is recognizing. We are falling behind on green technology, while other countries are pushing forward. I Know how we like to brag we are # 1, but were falling behind.  China is setting up to be the super power on green technology.  We are going to have to rely on them for solar components just like we depend on the Middle East for oil.  We need to get in the game and catch up.  If your not worried about the environment, at least jobs will be created by going green.


    Answer by mommom2000 at 10:42 AM on Sep. 17, 2010