Sunday, June 8, 2014

Phase Four in Climate Fearmongering

Anthony Watts:

Lexicon Shift Alert: global warming gets another name change

Back in 2010, I pointed out that White House science adviser John Holdren had made a shift in naming conventions for the twice renamed “global warming”.

It seems that another shift in the lexicon has occurred, again at the White House. 
Organizing for Action, President Obama’s campaign machine declared Tuesday that there was a new name. 
The Washington Times picked up on this shift, and I’ve updated the graphic to reflect the new name. There’s also a poll to choose/predict the next name after this one:

Choose Your Favourite BIG SCARY NAME For Phase Four In Climate Fearmongering

Climate Rambunctiousness
Terrestrial Thermoclime Transmogrification Apocalypse
Planet Death Watch 
Climate Derangement Syndrome
The Globeacaust 
Disrupt-n-warm-a-unsustainableness Globalaciously
Death Weather
Peak Weather
White Man's Wind
Irritable Climate Syndrome
Climate Gone Wild
Frankenclimate Anthropocalypse
Wetter Blitzkrieg 
Climate Jihad
Climatus Interruptus

I like Irritable Climate Syndrome, because it equates climate science research output with an unpredictable bowel movement.


  1. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthJune 8, 2014 at 7:31 AM

    Irritable Climate Syndrome. A stroke of genius. Should poll well. It describes both the imaginary weather and sea level effects as well as the eek!oloons who peddle them.

    1. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthJune 8, 2014 at 8:05 AM

      Speaking of eek!oloons, here are a few in their natural habitat (COP15, Copenhagen) for your viewing pleasure.

      They would like a bit more of your money, please.

  2. Commissar Boggs, Ministry of TruthJune 8, 2014 at 10:31 AM

    Daily Truth™:

    Cleveland Clinic Chief Declines VA Job
    --- WSJ (headline)

    Overheard in the WH hallway:

    President Bimbeaux: "Dr Cosgrove, would you like to have this bag of shit? This could be an exciting opportunity to work for me, history's Greatest President!"
    Dr Cosgrove: "No thank you, Mr Preezy o' th' Skeezy."

    Perhaps, per usual, the Bimbeaux WH can rustle up a lawyer, speechwriter, van driver, college professor, major donor, or pollster to run the VA. That should work.

  3. I prefer Anthropogenic Global Warming (AGW) as being most accurate and concise.

    However, since it's (probably deliberately misinterpreted) by the Ignorant (such as Egnor and Senile old fart - 3 comments so far, and only one on topic), it needs to be expanded:

    Anthropogenic Global Earth Systems (oceans, lower atmosphere, ground and ice and snow) Climate Warming (due to human caused increases in the level of atmospheric greenhouse gases).

    'Earth Systems' to include the much more important oceans and cryosphere and to avoid the deliberate misconception that it's only the lower atmosphere that's involved and to expose the lie of the 'Pause' manufactured by starting a data set with an abnormally warm El Niño year and finishing with a cooler La Niña year (which was still warm historically!).

    'Climate Warming' to avoid confusion with short term weather in localised regions (America isn't the world).

    (Due to human caused increases in the level of atmospheric greenhouse gases) to avoid confusion with other factors affecting climate such as increased sulphur aerosols from volcanic eruptions and burning of coal) which cause cooling.

    Hence - AGESCW. Perhaps it can be pronounced 'Age scowl' so as to run more easily off the tongue?

    1. It's rather telling that Egnor's blog gets amongst his supporters not only the stupid, but also the utterly deranged (such as Big Jim here). It's a little worrying (actually extremely worrying) that America has such lax gun control laws and ready access to firearms, and that such a character should exist... Perhaps George should use his computer savvy and suggest Big Jim should be tracked down to be assessed for psychiatric issues.

    2. Well, I rest my case. You've made it for me better than I could. :)

    3. Big Jim scaring bachfiend awayJune 8, 2014 at 11:52 PM

      Correct, the case that you're a moronic bitch has successfully been made.
      Now go request others to track down other boogeymen that haunt the halls of your feeble brain.

      Hey, I've noticed that you respond pretty quickly to anyone who replies to you.
      Sad little life you have there, huh?
      Retired pathologist? I'd wager they fired your geek ass for not doing any work, save for hounding the internet and people who disagree with you.

      From now on it might be best if you keep your replies brief and snarky. Because we all know you've got shit else to contribute.

      I have no problem wasting words on you.

    4. Big Jim,

      No, my life is fine. I'm just sitting here, reading a book on my iPad, occasionally checking my emails, looking at the Internet occasionally to follow the ABC's Baroque 100 and to amuse myself with your madness.

      You respond pretty quickly. Don't have a life? If you're in America, then it's around midnight there. It's midday here.

    5. bachfiend - you are completely correct. This "Big Jim" sounds like he's exactly one Miller Lite away from knifing someone or worse. He needs help.

  4. This is becoming so predictable..... did anybody notice how new global panic starts every 10-15 years? Ozone layer panic no.2 is being slowly prepared. We are just waiting for media to be ordered to raise "awareness" and start pulling the "experts" out of woodwork. Naturally all environmental whiners will jump on the new wagon.
    Maybe global warming hysteria is not raking enough money for government crooks and their parasites.

    new chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere

  5. One more:


    This short article explains a lot. Will system teach high school kids about a history of made up global panics? Of course not. The system knows kids that need to be brainwashed, good little consumers, mostly preoccupied with trashy made issues and their image on social media. Nobody wants kids to know the truth.

    1. Eugen,

      You don't think that ozone provides an important function in screening out shorter wavelength UV light? You don't think that the UV light that does manage to get through the atmosphere isn't related to the high incidence of malignant melanoma in sunny countries, such as Australia?

      Your first linked article doesn't definitely state that the chlorofluorocarbons in the atmosphere are new. Nor does it state that there's reason for alarm, just vigilance, noting that the detected levels are very low and unlikely to cause harm.

      Your second linked article from Dr Kesten Green - he's a business administration expert, not a scientist. I was surprised that he asserts that the release of chlorine from seawater is 400 times greater than the peak production of chlorofluorocarbons. Even if true (is he confusing it with chloride?), chlorine is a very strong oxidising agent (accounting for its hazard). It reacts rapidly with anything biological (amongst other substances) of which there is plenty at sea level, removing itself rapidly from the environment.

      The danger with chlorofluorocarbons is that when they diffuse into the stratosphere, they're broken down by UV light releasing free chlorine atoms which react with ozone destroying it in a catalytic reaction.

    2. "Dr Kesten Green - he's a business administration expert, not a scientist."

      That's a very good thing.

      Many scientists, especially climate scientists and evolutionary biologists, tend to exaggerate or even lie in order to get funding and/or tenure or to buttress their atheistic worldview.

      It's a good thing that non-scientists keep scientists under control!

    3. Pepe,

      And your point? I was noting that Kesten Green appears to be showing a lack of science understanding when he advanced as his reason why chlorofluorocarbons aren't a threat to the ozone layer in the stratosphere, at least 10 km up, is that the oceans release 400 times as much chlorine as were produced of CFCs at their peak production.

      Even if true (I still have my doubts), chlorine is a powerful oxidising agent, removing itself rapidly from the environment by reacting with anything organic. CFCs are hazardous to ozone for the reason I've given.

      By the way. You're still an idiot.

    4. The point, Bonshit, is that scientists must me kept under strict control or else they might screw the world!

      By the way, you're still a "bon shit sa mère"!

    5. Fiend - It's the failure of the people to come in out of the sun which leads to the melanomas in sunny countries. I'm a bit like Gollum in that I prefer dark, cool places. With cold beer.

    6. David,

      Agreed - if you can avoid sun exposure during the dangerous part of the day (between around 11 am and 3 pm) you can reduce your chances of developing melanoma considerably.

      However, a lot of people are obliged by their occupation to be exposed (such as farmers). And Australia has the highest incidence of melanoma mainly because it's a sunny country largely settled by Northern Europeans. Even before the hole in the ozone layer.

  6. About global panics......

    mind-control-theories and-techniques


    Please edu-kate yourselves. Don't fall for brainwashing machine's tricks. When you know what to look for their tricks become so trivially obvious, like watching magician and knowing his magic trick.

    Michael Egnor please blog about this when you have a chance. Mass mind control is a cause of many problems today.

    1. E, testa di minga

      ....we must recognize the “ignorance and stupidity [of] … the masses and not succumb to democratic dogmatisms about men being the best judges of their own interests.”

      Harold Lasswell

  7. I vote for 'Climate Gone Wild'...because I like things 'wild'.....