Rearranging deckchairs defo the right thing to be doing now

qgOiUoI As I said to that nice Richard Betts. Context: Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment From now, house style guide recommends terms such as ‘climate crisis’ and ‘global heating’. Or you may prefer RS's take.

Update: ATTP notes something I should have mentioned," suggesting using climate science denier instead of climate sceptic". This is fair enough, for the majority of the denialists who simply are; be cautious about labelling the less committed as such.


* Peter Gabriel - FAMILY SNAPSHOT (Melt)
* The Style Guide at the End of the World - citizen joe smith
* Antitrust’s Sordid History by Donald J. Boudreaux


izen said...

If you have little, or no influence on the captain and crew steering the ship, re-arranging the deckchairs may be all you can do.
If managed properly it might block an easy path for those in steerage when the we do hit the berg, ensuring that more of the right people can reach the lifeboats.

Tom said...

Well, this is not good. As someone who has been labeled a denier for 10 years, I object. Some people who use the term say there are exceptions, but there aren't.

You're a denier if you accept the science completely, but disagree on policy proposals. You're a denier if you accept the science completely, but note that some scientists have performed in a less than optimal fashion, both in their work and in public discourse.

Barack Obama has been labeled a denier. James Hansen has been labeled a denier.

It's political hate speech and should be treated as such. As a protest, I once started using the term Krazed Klimate Kultist. I suppose I could go back to that, but that sucks too.

It all sucks.


Izen, nowadays you don't even need an iceberg:


William M. Connolley said...

> political hate speech and should be treated as such

You mean, defended on free speech grounds ;-?

Tom said...

Is there such a thing as defended with contempt?

Phil said...


As it might seem, so are carbon taxes as the only response to climate change.

William M. Connolley said...

cjs is writing there about BishopHill and other True Believers and/or Trolls and/or the paid sort; I wouldn't expect sense from them; I'm moderately sure I dissed BH somewhere but can't now find it, a true measure of contempt.

CapitalistImperialistPig said...


Ah, to be nineteen again.