As Steve Bloom says, “A brain-dead echo chamber constantly recycling discredited and irrelevant talking points.”
Sightings of this particular teapot tempest:
C3 (Climate Cycles Change) confuses the last thirteen years with “last week”:
Over the past week, the Obama administration has introduced the new terminology of “climate disruption” in order to advance the necessary fear-mongering that elites of big government and big business plan to literally prosper from. Much like the war armament merchants of decades past, who hyped the potential of war in order to sell more arms, the merchants of “evil” global warming do the same.
Luckily, modern fear-mongering has become less effective, as evidenced by the recent desperate changes from “global warming” to “climate change” to today’s idiotic phrase of “climate disruption.
J Wesley Smith: ” Resorting to word engineering demonstrates a substantial lack of confidence in the effectiveness of hysteria advocacy.”
Malkin: “makes the push to sell ‘global warming’ as more dangerous than it really is. Sounds like somebody’s starting to feel uncomfortable because the icecaps and Greenland ice sheets aren’t melting fast enough”
Horner: “Also like ‘climate change’ this trades off the risible ‘at this rate!’ hysteria on which the movement dined out during its ‘cooling’ and ‘warming’ heyday, in return for the claimed ability to point to everything as its evidence”
J.D. Longstreet (a gem, this one):
So, for the past few years they have been searching in the “round about” for another term to apply to the worldwide hoax originally known as “Global Warming.” Last week they rolled out the shiny new piece of propaganda. Now the term is: (Are you ready for this?) “Global Climate Disruption.” Yep! That’s it! Just sorta rolls of the tongue — doesn’t it? … OR NOT!
Now they have gone from bad to worse to just plain pathetic.
The thing that puzzles me is the apparent oblivion in which those people live. They apparently have no idea that we “poor souls” outside their academic enclaves and liberal-socialist compounds can see through them as thought they were one-way mirrors.
Purple Scorpion (a lovely muddle):
The climate has ALWAYS changed. So how do we tell natural change from anthropogenic disruption? What evidence could falsify this “theory”? – if it’s any more than a slogan.
Is it only disruptive change that is anthropogenic? I seem to recall there were some quite sudden changes a few centuries back. I bet they felt disruptive at the time, when temperatures plunged in short order. Economies were not advanced, there was no global trade in food, crop yields could not be boosted, so people starved to death.
A commenter at watts up with that notes that CO2 was only supposed to produce long term warming. So what does the “theory” claim has been responsible for these (inherently unpredictable?) “disruptions”? Indeed, what were they?
James Lewis at American Thinker goes with the Scientists’ Conspiracy reading:
The wild hypothesis of “catastrophic anthropogenic global warming a hundred years from now,” is so obviously harebrained sci-fi that no sane person can believe in it.
Dr. Holdren’s newest brainstorm? Forget all that warming stuff. No, we are now supposed to believe in something called “global climate disruption.”
That way, some wildly overpaid, “internationally respected” climate modeler can predict that in a hundred years, things will get two degrees warmer, colder, or neither one nor the other and still predict the end of the earth. That’ll be a couple of hundred million dollars for more life-saving “research,” if you please.
But Delingpole thinks it goes deeper:
photo caption: “Holdren: yep, a total AAAS”
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.”
And that will be good, because it will give Holdren the excuse to introduce all the draconian measures he has long believed necessary if “global climate disruption” is to be averted: viz, state-enforced population control; a rewriting of the legal code so that trees are able to sue people; and the wholesale destruction of the US economy (“de-development” as he put it in the 1973 eco-fascist textbook he co-wrote Paul and Anne Ehrlich Human Ecology: Global Problems And Solutions).
And so it goes, with not one single, ahem, “skeptic” bothering to listen to the actual, semantic distinction between “global warming” and “climate disruption”. Let’s get this straight folks. Global warming is still happening. Global warming won’t kill you. Nobody lives in a global average place. Climate change that is too fast might kill you. Deliberate activity that is known to disrupt the climate is reasonably called “climate disruption”. It is that activity that is the problem that we can address. Or could, if people who don’t have any understanding of it stopped lying about what they understand.
The news story is this: it’s amazing how they all go on about the same thing sometimes, even if there isn’t any news behind it. Almost as if it were coordinated.
Now we can surely expect the mainstream media to pick it up as if it were actually a news story. (Fox has already obliged, of course.)
Why don’t the press, instead, talk about where these stupid talking points come from and how they explode like this? Now that would be a story. But of course they won’t, because the press is a disembodied neutral and completely effectless entity which can never be implicated in anything.
(I wonder why people are so proud of their association with something that by their own definition cannot possibly have any influence!)
By the way “climate disruption” suffices. No need to say “global climate disruption”.