Never shy to twist language to its propaganda purposes, the people who have called 9/11 a “man-made disaster” and the war on Islamic terrorism, “global contingency operations” are ditching “global warming” in favor of “global climate disruption.” Obama’s Science Czar John Holdren urged people to start using the phrase during a speech last week in Oslo.
James Delingpole, a writer for the UK Telegraph comments on Holdren’s announcement:
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 [with] Paul and Anne Ehrlich Human Ecology: Global Problems And Solutions).
All this reminds us of George Orwell’s famous novel, 1984 in which a totalitarian regime replaces English with Newspeak, which redefines terms and eliminates words that would allow people to think freely or, in Orwell’s 1984 terms, commit “thoughtcrimes.”
Watts Up with That? points to a poll where you can vote for what should replace “global climate disruption” once it has been worn out and discredited:
The actual poll was taken here and the winner is Irritable Climate Syndrome.
Al Gore has been strangely quiet for a while. Is he lying low after the allegations of having acted like a “crazed sex poodle“?
We did a quick check of Gore’s tweets on Twitter and his blog and he hasn’t acknowledged the name change yet although we stumbled across another hilarious term: “climate denialism.” No doubt Florida Pundit is guilty of this thoughtcrime.