Is it Global Warming or Climate Change?

I prefer the term “Global Warming” because it covers so much more than just warming. It really simplifies things. If our only problem is Global Warming and the single cause of this that we should target is human activity causing emissions of carbon then we can all concentrate on that to the exclusion of everything else.

The term “Climate Change” is too vague. I mean that could encompass any kind of change whether by human factors, or the direct correlation between solar activity and these changes, or even just the natural cyclical nature of the climate on earth. It invites an examinaion of how the climate has changed and the actual data, including the little ice age, the late medieval warm period. It confuses people because then they might think that burning fossil fuels was not the only enemy to purge. Better to show them some hockey stick graph made up of three totally different sets of data which represent different things, but provide a clear upward or “warming” trend.

But the main thing is that we have to find a way to grind the world to a halt by doing things like banning air travel so that we can reduce by 0.01% the emissions of some “greenhouse gases”.

I did my part yesterday for global warming when due to all the -24 degree warmth we had a 20 hour power outage. I produced almost no carbon while my two year old nearly froze.

Doing what we can!
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