2011-01-04 09:45:45Climate change or Global warming
Paul D

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Anyone interested in joining in with this discussion:

http://stkarnick.com/culture/2011/01/03/notable-quote-victor-davis-hanson-on-global-warming-versus-climate-change/

I'm posting as Hampy.
I don't know anything about Karnick or his blog.

The post on the blog is about the conspiracy myth about 'global warming' being changed to 'Climate change'.

I can't remember the history and context much.

2011-01-04 22:06:17
Paul D

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Ha, just found out that ST Karnick is director of research at The Heartland Institute!

Could become quite amusing.

It is clear he hasn't a clue about what he is talking about, other than he has a humanities background and probably hasn't liked scientists ever since he was at college.

Maybe if someone with a sound scientific view got involved, it would add to the amusement.

2011-01-05 00:36:32
Daniel Bailey
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"Maybe if someone with a sound scientific view got involved"

 

That lets me out...

 


2011-01-05 02:56:50
Paul D

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Hmm just replied to his last comment and I didn't get any email confirmation.

He might have turned on moderation so he can filter comments??

Or the email confirmation is stuck in a queue some where.

Scrub that: just received the email.

2011-01-05 03:53:15no need
dana1981
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You don't need much history.  The two terms have always been causally related, with 'global warming' meaning the increase in the planet's average temp, and 'climate change' meaning the changes in the climate which happen  as a consequence of the warming.  If you want a history argument, the IPCC (not the IPGW) was formed in 1988.  I also saw somebody make a graph of use of the two terms (in scientific literature, I think), and they were extremely closely correlated (meaning both are used, and one did not replace the other).

Plus there's the infamous Frank Luntz memo where he told Republicans they should use the term 'climate change' because it's less scary than 'global warming'.  That's the only actual example of somebody replacing GW with CC.

2011-01-05 04:03:54
Paul D

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Dana, the graph I think was a Google Ngram.

I posted a link to it in one of my comments, although Karnick unsurprisingly ignored the link.

 

2011-01-05 07:42:42This needs to be a rebuttal
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Not really about science but the inversion of reality, where it's a skeptic who advocated the replacement, deserves an answer. The argument is in the database so if anyone wants to write a rebuttal, go right ahead.
2011-01-05 07:53:50what the hey
dana1981
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I'll take the rebuttal - could probably draft it up in an hour or two.  Simple stuff and I've got a few useful links like the Luntz memo.
2011-01-05 11:48:01Dana, I'm glad you're on our side :-)
John Cook

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Great rebuttal, btw, and very quickly done!
2011-01-05 16:05:54thanks
dana1981
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Thanks John, fortunately this was an easy one to tackle.  Actually I was spot-on, it took about an hour and a half.  By the way, everyone can go here to comment on the rebuttal.
2011-01-05 17:29:07
Daniel Bailey
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Thumbed the wrong post, sorry.
2011-01-06 00:57:08
Paul D

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I think you are doing a great job Dana and it is good this issue is being tackled.

I have come across comments about the name and there being a conspiracy many times.

2011-01-06 04:40:37thanks
dana1981
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Thanks The Ville.  I've heard this myth many times too, so it is good to have a rebuttal to reference.
2011-01-06 08:23:09
Rob Painting
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Another pat on the back Dana, great work indeed.
2011-01-06 21:08:05
Paul D

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I had another look at Karnicks blog post and noticed his comment number 28 looks like an attempt at a retraction, although he is still playing the political ideology game.

He might be getting bored or is busy working on other skeptic plans, eg. the annual skeptic climate science conference that the Heartland Institute organises.