Global Warming vs Climate Change: Clarifying Terms on Earth Day
Over the course of the last couple of years, environmental advocates have slyly substituted the term “climate change” for “global warming”.
Climate change is quite a different phenomenon than global warming. How can this redefinition of terms be anything other than a tacit acknowledgement that AGW is no longer a viable theory? The theory of anthropogenic global warming had purported to be both scientific and quite specific as to effect. Al Gore so testified – “the planet has a fever” – before the Senate as recently as two years ago; the Daily Show with Jon Stewart “covered” his testimony below, starting at minute 1:10, ending at minute 3:00.
But if the very people who have posited the theory no longer acknowledge the effect, clearly, there is no need to search for a hypothesized cause; in this case, the actions of man in generating too much greenhouse gas. Global warming has turned into the all-encompassing climate change, a phenomenon simultaneously easy and impossible to prove. No danger is posed and, accordingly, no action by man is required.
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