Lexicon Shift Alert: global warming gets another name change

Back in 2010, I pointed out that White House science adviser John Holdren had made a shift in naming conventions for the twice renamed “global warming”.

The lexicon shift in 2010

It seems that another shift in the lexicon has occurred, again at the White House. Organizing for Action, President Obama’s campaign machine declared Tuesday that there was a new name.

The Washington Times picked up on this shift, and I’ve updated the graphic to reflect the new name.  There’s also a poll to choose/predict the next name after this one.

The doomed planet movement has been losing momentum. Inconvenient scientific findings have confirmed the lack of any significant warming of dear old Earth over the past 16 years. It’s hard to scare people into action when nothing bad is happening. That’s why the White House has changed its vocabulary again — first “global warming” was changed to “climate change” — and now the correct name of the scam is “carbon pollution.” It’s a way to paint carbon dioxide as if it were black soot billowing out of industrial smokestacks. Carbon dioxide is actually what humans exhale, and it’s food for plants.

Read more: http://www.washingtontimes.com/news/2013/aug/13/wearing-out-words/#ixzz2c3XmuaV7

Its seems that since global warming has stalled, and scientists are puzzled by it, plus major players in science are poo-pooing the “climate disruption/extreme weather angle, they had no choice but to make a lexicon shift.

Here is the updated graphic to reflect the lexicon shift. Feel free to share far and wide:


What should the next name be? Take the poll, you can also add your own answer. Be sure to post your new answer in comments. (I’ll add some of the best ones manually)
[NOTE: for some reason the poll won't display other answers from voters in the voting or the results, so I disabled it - A]

h/t to Small Dead Animals for some of the names

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375 Responses to Lexicon Shift Alert: global warming gets another name change

  1. Latitude says:

    Irritable Climate Syndrome………

  2. Gareth Phillips says:

    Chronologically compromised climate.

  3. Skiphil says:

    “Irritable Climate Syndrome” is perfect!

    It will cover almost anything anywhere, just so long as someone can claim someone might be irritated……

    Heck, even a pleasant sunny day can now be included in the hysteria ….

  4. ITSTEAPOT says:

    Climate cooling………..perhaps?

  5. pat says:

    Ahhhh. The assumption that climate is in a steady state, ergo any bad weather amounts to an anthropogenic ‘disruption’. Because when we see unoccupied planets such as Mars and Jupiter, we see that climate is indeed in a steady state. Oh wait. It isn’t. It dramatically changes from day to day, year to year. I think I just proved these planets are occupied!

  6. michael hart says:

    Premature carbonation.

  7. JM VanWinkle says:

    Climate Stabilization.

  8. JimS says:

    This is terrible though for the IPCC – Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. Will it now be called IPCP? It does have a nice ring to it.

  9. Pamela Gray says:

    Scary Movie 2100

  10. Chuck Nolan says:

    pat says:
    August 15, 2013 at 10:00 am
    Ahhhh. The assumption that climate is in a steady state, ergo any bad weather amounts to an anthropogenic ‘disruption’. Because when we see unoccupied planets such as Mars and Jupiter, we see that climate is indeed in a steady state. Oh wait. It isn’t. It dramatically changes from day to day, year to year. I think I just proved these planets are occupied!
    By humans, no less.

  11. Charlie A says:

    Climate Weirding …… Nice and vague, but scary at the same time

  12. I voted “Climate Gait” – as in climate marches on…

  13. ossqss says:

    Carbonated Climate Colitis with a large side order of Taxes……..

  14. Dr. Wolfgang Zernial says:

    Shure we will get global cooling over the next 20 years

  15. cirby says:

    “Anthropogenic Global Cooling,” of course.

  16. fretslider says:

    For some time now, AGW has stood for

    All Gone Wrong

    That just about sums it up in two words.

  17. Ric Werme says:

    I nearly chose Frankenclimate since “Franken-” is in fashion now (e.g. Frankenfood), but Irritable Climate Syndrome is just so good. It ought carry us to Cooling Climate Syndrome and on to the Cooling Climate Calamity.

  18. philjourdan says:

    I endorse ICS as well (first proposed by Latitude).

  19. wws says:

    Oh, you have got so many good choices there! I almost went with Climate Flacidity in honor of the New York Mayor’s race, but Irritable Climate Syndrome won me over.

  20. Go Home says:

    Climate kerfuffle.

  21. SAMURAI says:

    How about Grant Whores Do DC?

  22. Eustace Cranch says:

    The Climatyville Horror

  23. omnologos says:

    Climate Anschluss, when the OFA hordes will join the S(k)S battalions and annex Canada (ostensibly, to stop Keystone XL)

  24. albertalad says:

    Oh no it has to be Climate Jihad because whatever they call it we are all gonna die if we do not submit to the AGW religion. Case closed!

  25. lenbilen says:

    What new Ice age?? I don’t believe it. I am paid by the government.

  26. Reg Nelson says:

    CCC — Catastrophic Climate Corruption

  27. Mike Bromley the Kurd says:

    No matter what you call it, if you can’t settle on a freaking name, you obviously can’t have much of a theory to hang it on. “Dang, that’s not working….let’s see now…”

  28. philincalifornia says:

    Anthropogenic sh!t science

  29. H.R. says:

    I voted for ‘Other’ – Climate Instability Crisis.

    I can see it on the evening news now… “The weather today is different from yesterday! We had thunderstorms yesterday and all of a sudden, IT’S SUNNY and WARM!!! It’s worse than we thought! What more PROOF of Climate Instability do you need? We must act now!”

    I liked the humor in the poll, but I took a shot at where they really might go with a new term.

  30. Chris @NJSnowFan says:

    Real Name in a Deniers world like mine is Natural Climate Variations.
    To real to use in Obama world.

    The may like this one


  31. Bruce Cobb says:

    Climate Cancer. Since they peddle fear, why not go for the gold?

  32. David L. Hagen says:

    The greatest challenge for civilization:
    How can we care for the poor as we do ourselves?
    2nd challenge:
    Can we generate enough global warming to avoid the impending glaciation?

  33. James Strom says:

    If this standstill goes on much longer than the current 17 years (or whatever) there must come a point where it is a problem not merely for the warmers but also for the lukewarmers, which probably includes me. This climate is indeed a menace.

  34. Destructive Earth Annihilating Temperature Emergency

  35. Coalsoffire says:

    I went for Climate Dysfunction. Might get a rise out of Bob Dole.

  36. Screwed up….
    Destructive Earth Annihilating Temperature Hellification

  37. Ian W says:

    The important point that MUST NOT be lost is that the claimed climate symptoms are based on the falsified hypothesis that carbon dioxide retains heat in the atmosphere to such a degree that it increases the rate of the hydrologic cycle and this in turn acts as a runaway positive feedback.

    Changing the words for the hypothesis does not alter the fact that it is falsified. It should also not be a game that scientists play. Like consensus, marketing and focus groups to choose effective names for a hypothesis, are NOT the scientific method. Surely, this statement should be repeated “the names are unscientific attempts to hide the falsification of the hypothesis”, and followed with the question – “what has changed in your hypothesis on the effect of increased atmospheric levels of carbon dioxide?” As ALL the actions being taken are to reduce anthropogenic output of carbon dioxide, it is evident that there is no change in the hypothesis – just yet another marketing led political exercise to obfuscate the hypothesis’ failure as indicated by the cessation of warming in the last fifteen years.

  38. larry says:

    I vote for ICS irritable climate syndrom

  39. TomR,Worc,MA says:

    The real answer, which I added at the bottom is ……..

    “Carbon Cooling”

    Search your feelings my young apprentice ……… you know it to be true …… Heh Heh Heh Heh Heh,

  40. Jon in TX says:

    Well, I picked Climate Gone Wild, but I also liked Irritable Climate Syndrome and Weather, but now with taxes. One of my co-workers suggested Climatastrophe.

  41. LeeHarvey says:

    Had to go with Peak Weather, as it captures the fear mongering over both the non-static nature of nature and the economics of energy. Got to admit, though, that Weather, but now with Taxes was pretty high on my personal humor scale.

  42. coalsoffire says:

    A mannly rise?

  43. Resourceguy says:

    The next name is HillaryClimate, no space.

  44. Stephen Pruett says:

    Normal and natural climate fluctuation

  45. Eclectikus says:

    I was doubting between “The Sixth Sensitivity” or “the Father Karras no-return Temperature”… but when I decided on the first, it was disabled. So I voted for “Irritable Climate Syndrome”. Very funny, and also sad ultimately.

  46. “Climate Jihad” doesn’t describe what his happening to the climate.
    But it perfectly describes the religious zeal of those want to forbid inexpensive energy.

  47. Bloke down the pub says:

    George Formby had it right. It’s turned out nice again!

  48. Anthony Watts says:

    Added Lucia’s and Chris NJSnowFan to the choices.

  49. herkimer says:

    “It is worse than we thought “weather
    “The unprcedented warming that never came” weather

  50. Green Sand says:

    The ever changing nomenclature is the result of widespread “OCD” (Obsessive Compulsive Disinformation)

  51. Mr. Paul Milligan. says:

    Perhaps the next name for ‘Global Warming’ will be ‘The reason climate data is no longer subjected to public scrutiny’.

  52. “Climate Confusion”
    Catastrophic Climate Confusion Panic”
    CCCP for short.

  53. William Wilson says:

    Climate HanSolofication

  54. Earl says:

    Climate Witch’s Revenge

  55. Resourceguy says:

    Climate Mandate to go with ethanol mandate, health care mandate, hiring mandates, gun mandates, debt limit mandates, and gender mandates (all five of them).

  56. philjourdan says:

    While not a part of the choices, if one starts thinking about this further, then Man is a pollution. All animal life is a pollution. Almost all life (I understand they found some non-carbon based life in the lakes under the Antarctic Ice sheet) is pollution.

    I guess V-Ger will be swooping in shortly to clean the planet.

  57. brian says:

    I might not have the name that will be used to scare Americans… but I might have the name geologist might use for our epoch… “If the last two natural warm periods were named the “Roman Warm Period” and “Medieval Warm Period”, what will geologist and historians of the future name the current period of warmth? How does “American Warm Period” or “Technological Warm Period” sound, or perhaps in light of the actions of the main stream media and environmentalist the “Hysterical Warm Period” would be a better choice.” I came up with this, in 2010 when writing a paper for university, it seems pretty appropriate when looking at the last 7 years of climate history.

  58. Jimbo says:

    It’s clear for all to see what carbon pollution has achieved. See it here and weep oh Earthlings. You are destroying the biosphere with this noxious toxin. All hope is lost.

  59. O2bnaz says:

    “Climate Inequality” because it’s simply not fair that some people have better climate than others

  60. Gerry says:

    a little long, but …
    Weather “scientists” still need the government grants, dude!

  61. MattN says:

    Climitile Dysfunction.

  62. MattN says:

    Climatile. Would be funnier if I spelled it right.

  63. WS says:

    Politicised Statistical Fabrication

  64. richardM says:

    Even though it has only 2 votes at this point, 1 of them mine – I after all don’t follow the crowd nor believe consensus is healthy! – had to vote for the one that made me chuckle the most. D.E.A.T.H.

  65. john robertson says:

    Well I vote for letting the team chose their own name, for in undermining their cause they have no peers.
    Carbon Pollution has a nice ring to it; Until you stop and consider that we are carbon based lifeforms.
    This meme allows doubters, such as myself, to refer to advocates as a “nasty waste of carbon”.
    This cannot be slander as they chose to call carbon in its many compounds a pollutant.
    The irony of a carbon based life form , campaigning to outlaw carbon dioxide emissions is naturally lost on the zealots.

  66. rabbit says:

    Carbon Injustice would, I think, fit in nicely with similar progressive memes.

    And it can’t possibly be disproven since it means nothing.

  67. George A says:

    Climate abuse?

  68. Jimbo says:

    Anthony, you forgot ‘Crazy Weather’ after ‘Climate Disruption’ on your graphic.

    Greenhouse growers are to be arrested on mass due to their willful infusions of a highly toxic gas into greenhouses. In the meantime paleo records tell us that carbon dioxide will ravage the tropical forests around the world. We must act now for goodness sake.

    Abstract – James L. Crowley
    Effects of Rapid Global Warming at the Paleocene-Eocene Boundary on Neotropical Vegetation
    Temperatures in tropical regions are estimated to have increased by 3° to 5°C, compared with Late Paleocene values, during the Paleocene-Eocene Thermal Maximum (PETM, 56.3 million years ago)………eastern Colombia and western Venezuela. We observed a rapid and distinct increase in plant diversity and origination rates, with a set of new taxa, mostly angiosperms, added to the existing stock of low-diversity Paleocene flora. There is no evidence for enhanced aridity in the northern Neotropics. The tropical rainforest was able to persist under elevated temperatures and high levels of atmospheric carbon dioxide,…….
    doi: 10.1126/science.1193833

    Abstract – Carlos Jaramillo et. al.
    Global Warming and Neotropical Rainforests: A Historical Perspective
    …Our compilation of 5,998 empirical estimates of temperature over the past 120 Ma indicates that tropics have warmed as much as 7°C during both the mid-Cretaceous and the Paleogene….. The TRF did not collapse during past warmings; on the contrary, its diversity increased. The increase in temperature seems to be a major driver in promoting diversity.
    doi: 10.1146/annurev-earth-042711-105403

    Geologically our world is currently at the low end of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. When it was hight life and greenery thrived like there was no tomorrow.

  69. Climate Hate-Crime
    Climate Sin
    Climate Immorality
    Climate Abuse
    Climate Buggery

  70. vukcevic says:

    Global Climate Disruption ?!?!?!
    Selling yet another dead parrot

  71. “Wrath of Gaia” or “Angry Gods who punish us for our sins”

  72. Just Steve says:

    Just use Rush Limbaugh’s retitling of Al Bore’s book…..Earth in the Lurch.

  73. Those describing carbon as a pollutant on a planet covered with carbon based life forms cannot be called alarmist…….. they must be Alien.

  74. Joe Haberman says:

    Rotten Climate!

  75. Jimbo says:

    Not only do we need a new name for global warming but a new prayer.

    Our Co2, which art in heaven,
    Damned be thy name,
    Thy power be gone,
    Emissions be none,
    On Earth as as well as in heaven,
    Give us this day our daily rations,
    And forgive us our emissions,
    As we forgive those who emit against us,
    and lead us not into electrification,
    but deliver us from evil dioxides,
    For his is the kingdom, the power and the Al Glorey for ever and ever, Carbon.

  76. rabbit says:

    I withdraw my suggestion of “carbon injustice” as a quick Google search shows it to be already in use, apparently in all seriousness.

    So hard to keep up.

  77. Don says:

    Got a couple

    Climazilla, Climax and my personal favorite “World War C”

  78. William McClenney says:

    Call it what it most likely is: The End Holocene.

  79. Ookin Panub says:

    I like: “It’s SO Frikken COLD!!!!!”

  80. Mike Doner says:


    Mary Poppins, Disney and Fantasy-land. Sums it up quite nicely.

  81. Joe Haberman says:

    An amendment to my previous post (Rotten Climate): Climate Rot!

  82. M Courtney says:

    “Inconvenient Weather” seems appropriate in many ways.

  83. Ben says:


    The end result of the political, non-science nonsense campaigns.

  84. Roberto says:

    Climate Later

  85. tty says:

    In Sweden the MSM have already chosen the new term it is “Chaos Weather”.
    Whenever there is a thunderstorm, or an ordinary storm, or a blizzard, or downpour, or three or more warm days in a row, then the dread CHAOS WEATHER has struck again.

  86. craigm350 says:

    Earth clearly has a case of Climate Crabs

  87. philjourdan says:

    @Mike Doner – YOu got a winner as well!

  88. MikeP says:

    How about Temperature Dysfunction? You can take a pill (tax) to increase cash flow to the government and cause it to expand …

  89. jon says:

    Climate flatulence – it stinks

  90. DirkH says:

    If Carbon pollution goes, so must Water pollution (simplified for Water Vapor pollution; water vapor being the strongest greenhouse gas). A water-polluted atmosphere.

  91. eyesonu says:

    Climatic Church of the Goracle

  92. Jason H says:

    Irritable Climate Syndrome is already a human condition. It’s almost always a self-inflicted
    one at that.

  93. RockyRoad says:

    Communist Climate Control–for taxing and controlling the masses, using weather as an excuse.

    That’s what this is all about, right?

  94. John Whitman says:

    A choice should be:


    Climatically Omitted Overheating Loses to Industrial Gases


  95. I like CCC: Carbon Compromised Climate.

  96. Richard says:

    How about we just call it Desperate Rampant Important Virtual Extreme Lies. Drivel for short.

  97. Martin457 says:

    Cult Against Strengthening Humanity.
    Cash for short.

  98. Ant says:

    Anal Gore: The Climate Porn peddled by Al Gore & Co.

  99. 2klbofun says:


  100. cosmic says:

    Carbon Disruption.

    It covers all bases, suitably vague it doesn’t even offer to make any predictions. Disruption is a bad thing and to be fought against, it doesn’t have to be defined clearly. Carbon we know is bad and something has to be done about it. Even sceptics can agree we are seeing Carbon Disruption in the form of levies and ill-judged measures to tackle climate change.

  101. Duncan says:


  102. Dave the Engineer says:

    CCC – crony climate control

  103. Deadly Ravaging Important Vicious Extreme Lies. DRIVEL

  104. Snotrocket says:

    I guess that “Irritable Climate Syndrome” is the cause of all the wind!

  105. vukcevic says:

    Climatic perturbator

  106. Anthropogenic Global Climate Lexical Instability

  107. Resourceguy says:

    Unauthorized weather or illegal weather, to make room for the Trial Lawyers Assoc. and related donor bundlers

  108. Crispin in Waterloo says:

    It will include the word ‘carbon’ and eschew ‘climate’ as passé. Pollution is all about messing with the purity of nature unbounded, so I suggest:


    as a realistic and sufficiently scary upgrade to CAGW 4.0

  109. Resourceguy says:

    Chicago Weather…….or I’ll break your face!

  110. Chuck Nolan says:

    Russell Cook (@questionAGW) says:
    August 15, 2013 at 10:24 am
    Public Health Issue – the bland rebrand suggested by Time magazine on 8/8/13: http://healthland.time.com/2013/08/08/rebranding-climate-change-as-a-public-health-issue/#ixzz2bPKhuqyL

    MORE: Infectious Disease Could Become More Common In a Warmer World—Especially for Plants and Animals
    “According to a recent study, framing global warming as a public health issue rather than as an environmental or national security one produces the most emotionally compelling response among people, since it focuses on the immediate implications a warmer climate could have on people’s lives.”
    Are these people serious?
    It just sounds so touchy feely.
    It’s how you frame the conversation never mind the weakness of the facts.
    What kind of disease can you get if you’re not a plant or an animal?
    Now this is junior high level research.

  111. Joe says:

    Show me the money climatology

  112. Jody Wilson says:

    Carbon Dioxide Hyperclimivity Disorder (CDHD)

  113. JDN says:

    Deep Water Acidification (Hey, temperature is so last decade, and, who can call you a liar?)

    Man-made Climate Unpredictability (With the current computer models, this one will actually be true.)

  114. Snotrocket says:

    fretslider says:August 15, 2013 at 10:12 am

    “For some time now, AGW has stood for: All Gone Wrong”

    No, fretslider…it means Al Gore’s Wrong

  115. vuurklip says:

    1) Severe Climate AMelioration or SCAM
    2) Climate Phrenology
    3) Climate Reconstruction and Pragmatism or CRAP

  116. RockyRoad says:

    I’m not sure what new, deceptive term they’ll come up with next, but based on past performance we can call them the cult of Catastrophic Anthropogenic Genocidal Warmistas. That’s what CAGW really means.

  117. Colin says:

    PTWS has a nice sound and acronym to it

  118. SuffolkBoy says:

    Snowball Earth. Why invent a new name when you can just recycle the name preferred by the 1970s alarmists?

  119. Bryan A says:

    Carbonated Climate Catastrophy sounds bubbly

  120. KevinM says:

    Nice to see the two specifically ad-hominem names near last (Obama and Dana), plus the german world war two reference losing (blitzkreig). The ability to keep one object of contempt untangled from others is admirable.

    Would a CNN poll about what to rename the ongoing arab spring in Egypt be dominated by sipes at a politician six years out of office? Hurrah for not replumbing old cisterns at WUWT!

  121. Bob Tisdale says:

    Yup, “Irritable Climate Syndrome” made me laugh.

  122. Theo Goodwin says:

    I chose “Climate Gone Wild” because it reminds me of “Girls Gone Wild” and is equally silly.

  123. Julian in Wales says:

    Must be “hot air”

  124. suffolkboy says:

    “Snowball Earth”. Just recycling the 1970s scare.

  125. Resourceguy says:

    Climate Bacon…….and give me all you’ve got.

  126. Old Crusty says:

    Climate Materialism

  127. CD (@CD153) says:

    Irritable Climate Syndrome sounds good to me too.

    Dear Mr. President:

    RE: Associating CO2 with carbon pollution
    It is my understanding the “carbon pollution” is the new catchword for you will regard to the issue of CO2-induced climate change these days. Well sir, are you assuming that the American people are so ignorant that they do not understand the difference between carbon and CO2 such that CO2 is supposed to be some evil form of carbon pollution? Well Mr. President, allow me this time to inform you that I happen to remember some material from the basic physics courses that I took in high school and college more years back than I care to admit to. I happen to remember that carbon is an atom and one of the basic elements of the Periodic Table. CO2 is a molecule consisting of one atom of carbon and two atoms of oxygen. I remember Mr. President that carbon is the black sooty stuff the combustion process leaves behind, while CO2 is a colorless, odorless and tasteless gas that is a very necessary component of the Earth’s atmosphere for the existence and sustenance of life on this planet (see, I know some biology too). If your scientific advisors did not inform you of this, well then I strongly recommend you find some new ones. Yes, really I’m available if you are interested. Any six-figure salary will do.

    If this is all new to you, there is no need to thank me. If, on the other hand, it is your intention here to pull the scientific wool over everyone’s eyes, well…..I guess we can discuss that when you hire me.

    BTW Mr. President, you are aware that that there has been no global warming now for going on 17 years according to the satellites, aren’t you? Maybe that’s something else your “science advisors” didn’t get around to telling you. That’s why I would be more than happy to take the place of one of them. My scientific credentials are very weak at best, but I would probably still be an improvement. Feel free to call any time, Mr. Prez.

  128. London247 says:

    How about
    A- Anthropogenic ( because it is all humankinds fault)
    C- Climate ( the average of exteme weather measurements)
    I- Instability ( because the climate changes ( which is an oxymoron as climate is the average of weather). Therefore is is the weather that varies, not climate, as climate is effectively the first differential product )
    D- Dilemma ( a problem that needs resolving by govt. intervention (how much we can tax before people get wise?)

    Maybe not the best suggestion but I rather like the potnetial headline
    ” IPCC on acid.” :-)

  129. Otteryd says:

    Extreme climate normality

  130. Resourceguy says:

    Climate Kong……sounds better than Climate Mothra

  131. Mercury Ham says:

    Personally, I would go with “The negative anthropogenic influence on the unpredictable natural chaotic behavior of a complex system with multiple known and unknown non-linear feedback mechanisms global climate warming disruption change”.

    But that may be a bit of a mouth full… Therefore, I like these best in order of preference:

    1. Irritable Climate Syndrome
    2. Climatyville Horror (I almost spit my organic, non-gmo, certified level 7 vegan, extract-of-bark-and-dirt tea all over my off-grid, hemp powered laptop on this one…)
    3. Climate Kerfuffle (Although, if this one is chosen, “Climate” should be spelled “Klimate”, just to show that even though we are all doomed, we still have style.)
    4. Climate Jihad

  132. KNR says:

    ‘Bad things happen ‘ that way you cover anything you don’t like , or to make sure ‘things happen ‘
    on way that one can be proved wrong .

  133. DirkH says:

    KevinM says:
    August 15, 2013 at 12:23 pm
    “Would a CNN poll about what to rename the ongoing arab spring in Egypt be dominated by [snipes] at a politician six years out of office? Hurrah for not replumbing old cisterns at WUWT!”

    Obama isn’t out of office; and Diana and John’s Blitzkrieg was last week. What are ye complaining about?

  134. Neil says:

    Climate Witchcraft.
    War on Carbon.
    Climatological Obesity.
    Pollutical Incorrectness.

  135. Ron McCarley says:

    I’ve seen the name “Thermageddon” in the past somewhere.

  136. DirkH says:

    Climate Radiation Crisis.
    If any Climate Communication Expert rent seeker reads this: You dimwits have completely overlooked that the alleged Global Warming is caused by radiation; namely LWIR; and that anthro-CO2 increases said radiation. And what do we use when we want to scare the public? Xactly; R-a-d-i-a-t-i-o-n.

  137. Rob Dawg says:

    Doom Du Jour.

  138. Richard Howes says:

    Climate turmoil

  139. DirkH says:

    Neil says:
    August 15, 2013 at 12:44 pm
    ” War on Carbon.”

    War On Cars.

  140. philincalifornia says:

    O2bnaz says:
    August 15, 2013 at 11:12 am
    “Climate Inequality” because it’s simply not fair that some people have better climate than others

    Ha ha, but climate can be redistributed. Check out Steig et al., among others.

  141. Dr. Lurtz says:

    Earth Climate Destruction

  142. Latitude says:

    philjourdan says:
    August 15, 2013 at 10:14 am

    I endorse ICS as well (first proposed by Latitude).

    So far I’m winning!…………LOL

    …guess it was worth getting kicked off of Weatherunderground for using it!

  143. Reg Nelson says:

    CCCCCCCCCCChaotic Catastrophic Climate Corruption Caused by Contemptible Conniving Carbon Consuming Conservatives

  144. Chris Schoneveld says:

    Anthropogenic Climate Pause

  145. A.D. Everard says:

    How about “Global Tantrums” (as seen in alarmists everywhere)?

  146. Jarrett Jones says:


  147. John Judge says:

    This has been loads of fun. But we all know that the next name will be “Little Ice Age”

  148. oeman50 says:

    Otteryd says:
    August 15, 2013 at 12:34 pm
    Extreme climate normality
    I had already thought of ” Extreme Climate” since it is already in use, waiting in the wings for the right time. Our new EPA administrator, Ms. McCarthy, has just stated that it is “obvious” from the “extreme” weather that we need to do something about it now. However, I think this term is not as clever or original as the others.

  149. Dick Meyers says:

    Restless Climate Syndrome.

  150. Sam Grove says:


  151. Ox AO says:

    Just like to remind you guys.. by disrupting the moral authority of the socialists ‘we’ are forcing them to pick their own as they did with Hillary vs Obama primary elections. By votes Hillary won the primary don’t forget.

    Elections/polls don’t make any difference to those socialists that feel something isn’t right.

  152. robinedwards36 says:

    How about C”limate Uncertainty” ?

  153. robinedwards36 says:

    I meant “Climate Uncertainty” !

  154. Scute says:

    “Deep Ocean Warming”. It’s all they have left.

  155. Rob Dawg says:

    Deep Ocean Heating! DOH!

  156. clipe says:

    apocalypse later

  157. OldWeirdHarold says:

    Tree Ring Circus.

  158. clipe says:

    deep heat

  159. PaulH says:

    Local green-leftist politicos are shouting, “we are changing the chemistry of the atmosphere!” Sounds like a re-branding to “global chemistry disruption” is waiting in the wings…. ;-)

  160. François says:

    From day 1, IP”CC” stood for “climate change”, the French version being GI”EC” (climate evolution), would that satisfy you?

  161. Owen in GA says:

    I really liked Weather, but now with taxes. It is so true!

  162. Disko Troop says:

    Scary Hike In Temp happens.

  163. clipe says:

    anthropogenic whatchamacallit

  164. BigSolar says:

    ACDC: Antropogenic Climate drowned crying

    Or just ‘Climate’

    Today’s news: “2013 again had 365 days of climate. Government promised to reduce climate to a minimum within the next years”

  165. kim2ooo says:


    Latitude says:

    August 15, 2013 at 9:55 am

    Irritable Climate Syndrome………

  166. Attilio says:

    Climate cataclysm

  167. beng says:

    Old Frothen-climate. The pale, stale hail w/the fake bottom.

  168. BigSolar says:

    Got another one:

    THC: The hot climate (don’t inhale it)

  169. Rob says:

    Global Nothing. That could be “bad” too.

  170. Political Junkie says:

    “MUSH” – Mann’s Undoing of Scientific History
    “IPCC” – Irrational Panic Concerning Climate
    “SNAFU” – Scandals Never Affect Funding
    “CRAP” – Climate Reports to Alarm People
    “VOMIT” – Variability Often Interpreted as Trend
    “CLAP” – Climate Least Anthropological Problem

  171. Political Junkie says:

    Sloppy proofreading!
    “SNAFU” – Scandals Never Affect Funding Uptake
    “VOMIT” – Variability Often Mis-Interpreted as Trend

  172. clipe says:

    Catastrophic ‘disappointing UK weather over recent years’ calamity.

  173. JohnC says:

    Global Climate Wilding or Global Carbon Wilding.

  174. DougbyMany says:

    Climatile Dysfunction
    Ask your scientist if your healthy enough for weather.
    If your weather lasts for more than 4 hours seek help immediately.

  175. Leon Brozyna says:

    Climate Degeneration

  176. kim2ooo says:

    Climate Ejaculated- interruptus

  177. Kasuha says:

    As those names go clearly from specific to general, I believe the next name will be even more general and may not even concentrate on climate or air at all. Something like “human impact” sounds buzzy enough to me. Battle the human impact, reduce human impact … that may catch up.

  178. Rachelle says:


  179. François GM says:

    Climatile Dysfunction
    Pre Climatal Syndrome

  180. eyesonu says:

    This is tooo much fun!

    Crowd sourcing at its best.

  181. Gunga Din says:

    Weather, Temperature Fluctuations?

  182. Martin Emerson says:

    Consumption And Guilt Wheeze

  183. Resourceguy says:

    Can’t stop now….
    Climate Doodle
    A Place Called Hot
    Climate Carnage
    Climate or Else!…..Gimmie yo wallet now
    Climate Moralists
    Climate End of Days
    Climate Dead enders
    Climate Debtors
    Climate Got Your Tongue
    Hot Money

  184. BigSolar says:

    TThenew threat humans have to cope with: AGW (Asocial government warmists)

    I tried to avoid the other w-word (w…ers) ;)

  185. Gunga Din says:

    Climate Rhetoric Advances Prevarication.

  186. Resourceguy says:

    ….and last but not least
    The Climate Martian Chronicles (it’s all about deception plays and mind games anyway)
    ….well a few more
    12 Angry Pseudo Scientists
    12 Angry Senators (for show)
    In the Heat of the (UHI) Night
    Sen. Boxer does DC

  187. Snowshoe says:

    Bush’s Ambient Legacy

  188. Gunga Din says:

    OK. A real prediction of a coming buzz phrase, “Weather Intensified”.

  189. Chaz Williamson says:

    Climate Imperialism or Carbon Oppression … or, vice versa.

  190. faboutlaws says:

    The Obama Warm Period.

  191. Resourceguy says:

    I give up. You win.

  192. Tim Clark says:

    The very thought of more climate hype does make me irritable

  193. richardscourtney says:

    I suggest
    Another Sure Science Hold On Lucre Effect
    because the full title says what the scare is really about and the acronym provides the same as the scare does.


  194. rubberduck says:

    The “carbon pollution” is lifted from the Australian government’s failed attempt (just before Copenhagen) to introduce an emissions trading scheme, which was to be known as the Carbon Pollution Reduction Scheme (CPRS). http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Carbon_Pollution_Reduction_Scheme

  195. Reg Nelson says:

    The DWOC = The Destruction Of World Climate AKA The Decline Of Western Civilization

  196. Tom J says:

    Climate or Constitution?
    Take your pick.

  197. Jon says:

    How about Uppity Climate?

  198. bk says:

    ¡El Globo Loco!

  199. Resourceguy says:

    Climate Stasis and its followers, the Utopianists

  200. jones says:

    Combobulatory air wobbles.

  201. Resourceguy says:

    Climate Says…………..you lose

  202. Roy Spencer says:


  203. AndyL says:

    Climate Correctness.

  204. Transport by Zeppelin says:

    ‘The Evil Air Affect’

    coinciding with action in the form of-

    ‘The Evil Air Act’

  205. a dood says:

    I Can’t Believe It’s Not Weather™

  206. Resourceguy says:

    Climate Crematoria

  207. Gunga Din says:

    Models’ Meltdown.
    (I was going going to add something that had to do with the candy “M&Ms” slogan but couldn’t come up with anything that didn’t have a double meaning.)

  208. Tom J says:

    Perhaps one could show a picture of the Obama’s pet dog being personally air freighted, so to speak, to Martha’s Vineyard to join them in vacation.

    Climate credits, they’re not just for people anymore.

  209. Gunga Din says:

    Venus Envy.

  210. facepalm says:

    Climate Diversification

  211. Annie says:

    I voted “Irritable Climate Syndrome” before looking at any comments. I see I’m in good company. It really made me laugh. Well, isn’t that better than crying at the stupidity of the Warmist stance?

  212. Mike Smith says:

    Climate Restraint And Perfection.
    aka CRAP

  213. Tom J says:

    How bout a picture of Al Gore’s Mendocito mansion with the caption:

    Climate credits; it’s everywhere you wanna be.

  214. Mike Smith says:

    Following the great success of the “The War on Drugs”, “The War on Terrorism”, “The War on Poverty” etc. I’m guessing our esteemed leaders will go with “The War on Climate” or “The War on Carbon”..

  215. TonyG says:

    Frankenclimate – it follows the precedent already set by ‘frankenstorm’.

  216. Gunga Din says:

    Carbon-fueled Weather.

  217. Resourceguy says:

    Carbon fruits and nuts
    Carbon Audits (report your carbon on line 43 and apply the carbon tax rate from the joint emitter table on page 82 from bulletin 3852)
    Climate Exodus
    Climate Bill of Rights

  218. Colin says:

    Rachelle says:
    August 15, 2013 at 1:55 pm

    You are onto something. Every 3 months they can change it again, Summer followed by Fall then Winter then Spring. Always changing. Like the “Climate”

  219. @njsnowfan says:

    The N & S Poles are the Canary’s the climate scientist say. Coldest Arctic Summer on Record and Second Place Record pace Sea Ice around Antarctica.
    Huston we have a problem is what the AGW warmist are saying!



    New Replacement for Climate Change

    “Catastrophic Failure of Climate Change Models”

  220. Resourceguy says:

    It Came from Out of the Tailpipe!
    Carbon It!

  221. In the Carboniferous Epoch we were promised abundance for all,
    By robbing selected Peter to pay for collective Paul;
    But, though we had plenty of money, there was nothing our money could buy,
    And the Gods of the Copybook Headings said: “If you don’t work you die.”

    — Kipling

  222. Dan Pangburn says:

    Calling CO2 a pollutant is technologically incompetent.

  223. Gunga Din says:

    Resourceguy says:
    August 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm

    Climate Bill of Rights

    Climate Bill of Frights

  224. AndyG55 says:

    I had a thought last night about the climate models. (Was a nice red wine, btw :-)

    If you give a chimpanzee enough darts, he might eventually hit a wall… but….

    …not necessarily the one that the dart board is on.

  225. Reg Nelson says:

    Attack of The Giant Climate-Changed Crabs!!!!!

  226. jorgekafkazar says:

    Enemy of the People’s Weather.

  227. 1sky1 says:

    The proper scientific term will be: Climatus Interruptus!

  228. Gary in Ridgecrest, CA says:

    Anthropogenic Carbon Imbalance

  229. Gail Combs says:

    brian says:
    August 15, 2013 at 11:06 am

    … “If the last two natural warm periods were named the “Roman Warm Period” and “Medieval Warm Period”, what will geologist and historians of the future name the current period of warmth? How does “American Warm Period” or “Technological Warm Period” sound, or perhaps in light of the actions of the main stream media and environmentalist the “Hysterical Warm Period”
    The “Hysterical Warm Period” is SOOoooo appropriate.

  230. Garacka says:

    Climate soylent-ification.

    (…Charlton Heston, 1973…. B movie….)

  231. Richard M says:

    To honor the current “pause” I’ve been using …. climate flatlining. Unless some warming paddles are found the climate is dead ;)

  232. Kim says:

    Catastrophic Weather

  233. Garacka says:

    Climate IS PEOPLE!!
    (Charlton’s grandson)

  234. don says:

    Post climate stress syndrome.

  235. Gail Combs says:

    Jimbo says:
    August 15, 2013 at 11:36 am

    Not only do we need a new name for global warming but a new prayer….
    E.M. Smith beat you to it. He now has the OFFICIAL CHURCH Of The SACRED CARBON although an agnostic I am thinking of becoming a member.


  236. Robert of Ottawa says:

    I have seen “climate disruption” hjere and there on the horizon for a few months. So, now, it has made the big-time.

  237. Gail Combs says:

    Mike Doner says:
    August 15, 2013 at 11:42 am

    I am sorry the rest of you, but that wins the bust a gut laughing award.

  238. Robert of Ottawa says:


    You don’t have what will be the next term on your poll. It is “climate threat”.

    This has several advantages:

    1. It assumes everyone knows what the climate threat is; if you don’t, then you are a rube (or denier).
    2. It doesn’t require anything actually happening; it refers to impending doom.
    3. It is very threatening!
    4. It doesn’t require precision. What IS the threat, precisely?

  239. Keith Minto says:

    Idiopathic Weather Normality.

  240. Gail Combs says:

    London247 says: @ August 15, 2013 at 12:33 pm

    …Maybe not the best suggestion but I rather like the potential headline
    ” IPCC on acid.” :-)
    [Gail sings]: “I can see Leary now; my brain is gone.”

  241. Frank Kotler says:

    In honor of the wilderness area in Idaho: Climate of No Return!

    Long ago, when CO2 was much higher than today, it set in motion an irreversible trend (I can’t reverse it, can you?) which led to… exactly the climate we have today.

  242. Sweet Old Bob says:

    Super-Critical Deep Ocean Overheating…Scram ! Or it’s gonna BLOW !

  243. Mark says:

    This is smart on their part because nature cannot refute this claim.

  244. ROM says:

    Can somebody sneak in or corrupt an insider enough to get a White House kitchen or a morning Presidential bedroom reading for CO2 levels?
    As levels of 1200 ppm of CO2 are quite common in households I would suggest that the Presidential science advisers might be a bit hard pressed to absolve the Presidential retinue from accepting some blame for increasing global CO2 levels.
    .Not of course forgetting the odd Presidential methane release as well.

  245. Wu says:

    Global Warming if it starts warming again… carbon induced global cooling if it goes the other way.

  246. Otteryd says:

    Anglian-er Jones and the Climate of Doom

  247. Gail Combs says:

    beng says:
    August 15, 2013 at 1:39 pm

    Old Frothen-climate. The pale, stale hail w/the fake bottom.
    For those not in the U.S.A. link (it even features “…. a 14-car train for a suburban whistle-stop campaign by his fictional political candidate Carmen Monoxide.”

  248. a dood says:

    My favorites so far…

    OldWeirdHarold on August 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm
    Tree Ring Circus.


    Gunga Din on August 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm
    Venus Envy.

    Hats off to you both!

  249. Resourceguy says:

    I’m shooting for second place after Mike Donner.
    Weather? We don’t need no stinking weather!
    Cycles? We don’t need no stinking cycles!
    Tenure and funding……well we do need that

  250. Bruce says:

    “Where the f**k did that ice age come from?”

    [Rules. Never again. Mod]

  251. Peter S says:

    Systemic Temperature Disruption.

  252. Resourceguy says:

    Climate Hooliganism
    Climate Whodunit
    Climate for the Children
    Climate takes a village
    Climate Cliches
    Climate sound bites
    Climate talking points
    Climate catapult
    Climate non sequitur
    Shovel-ready Climate

  253. Gail Combs says:

    Resourceguy says: @ August 15, 2013 at 4:15 pm

    …. Shovel-ready Climate
    Oh god that one is good too. Especially if the Northern Hemisphere Snow Cover continues it’s trend

  254. Steve from Rockwood says:

    Extreme (bed) wetter.

  255. Jarryd Beck says:

    But Gillard called it carbon pollution several years ago.

  256. Jeremy says:


  257. Jimmy Haigh says:

    Climate Zimmerman.

  258. Hot under the collar says:

    There is already a name for it, it is called ‘Climate’ and for some events ‘The Weather’.

  259. William Otteth says:


  260. G.R. says:

    Personally I voted for, “Weather, but now with taxes”, but “Shut Up and Let Us Control You” is equally accurate.

  261. Hot under the collar says:

    “97% climate funding consensus” or “The climate funding is settled”.

  262. The following additional subtypes of Factitious Disorder are proposed:
    * Climate Münchausen Syndrome – The patient constructs models that assume unrealistically high sensitivity to greenhouse forcings, panics when model runs show catastrophic warming, and demands costly global treatments that are not actually indicated.
    * Carbon Sensitivity Disorder – The patient assumes that every adverse ecological, meteorological, social, or economic event is linked to rising carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. When confronted with the fact that some of these adverse events have decreased with rising CO2, becomes combative.
    * Thermageddon by Climate Proxy Syndrome – The patient applies principle component analysis to select from noisy proxies those that conform to a “hockey stick” graph, even if that means inverting the sign of the proxy, in an effort to convince the powerful that current warming is “unprecedented” and expected to be “catastrophic.” Sometimes part of an elaborate hero fantasy about saving the planet, rooted in deep insecurity about the patient’s academic and intellectual mediocrity.
    * Goreism – A combination of two or more of the above disorders.

  263. andywest2012 says:

    I’m not very good at this game, but names that maximise fear and guilt and are snappy enough for easy replication, would I guess be the most serious contenders…
    Human[-caused] Environmental ATtrition (HEAT)
    First-world Environmental Attrition Realisation (FEAR)
    Not really snappy enough ):

  264. RoyFOMR says:

    The Carbon Sickle (aka Car Ban, Cycle)
    Catastrophic Climate Collapse Pending (CCCP/USSR)

  265. Robert of Ottawa says:

    I see many interesting and amusing suggestions …

    Burt the next term will be CLIMATE THREAT because of the four reasons I have previously listed, The threat is too big to be poo-poo’d and ignored. We must deal with the threat to climate or it will kill the planet.

  266. Canman says:

    Catastrophic Climate Stasis.

  267. tomtre says:

    Anything with sharks in it gets attention these days. So how about Sharkbait Climate.

  268. Resourceguy says:

    Barry and Me

  269. StuartMcL says:

    Jarryd Beck says:
    August 15, 2013 at 4:32 pm

    But Gillard called it carbon pollution several years ago.
    That was my immediate thought too. It’s been the standard phrase used by all Australian ruling party (ALP and Greens) politicians for the last three years – ever since Gillard’s about turn on the Carbon Tax.

  270. James Allison says:

    Climate Armageddon

  271. RockyRoad says:

    Let’s consider a redux with a correction for the way temperatures are trending:

    “Fictitious Global Warming”

  272. Bill H says:

    A new college…

    No More Money 4 U

  273. CAgw …….catastrophy…Apperently gore’s wasted

  274. noaaprogrammer says:

    97-percentile Dysfunction

  275. Didn’t see the “Weather, but now with taxes” or I would’ve voted for that one.

  276. David L. says:

    I think the next term will actually be Anthropomorphic Global Cooling

  277. Steve Obeda says:

    Global Climate Cycle.

  278. bw says:

    Klimate for Kool-Aid DrinKers.

  279. RoHa says:

    Obamaclimatecare is far too parochial. Most of us in the real world have no idea what it is referencing. You need something that can be translated and will be comprehensible to everyone in the world.

    I suggest “Coming-to-you-soon-no-we-really-mean-it-Totally-Destructive-sort-of-Civilization-Ending-or-thereabouts-Extremeish-Climate-related-Inconvenience.”

  280. eyesonu says:

    Green Fantasy Movement

  281. TeaPartyGeezer says:

    Goes along perfectly with the idea that humans have also been referred to as carbon-based life-forms, doesn’t it?

  282. Paul Vaughan says:

    If they drop “carbon” and just say “pollution” (without reference to CO2 and WITHOUT reference to climate) then maybe things will be different…

  283. Steve Garcia says:

    Wicked Hahd Core CO2

  284. Steve Garcia says:

    Akk! What am I thinking! Of course:


  285. Steve Garcia says:

    @Bruce August 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm:

    “Where the f**k did that ice age come from?”

    [Yeah, yeah. You only repeated it. Not again. Mod]

  286. Brett F says:

    KFC – Kentucky Fried Climate – with 7 secret herbs and spices to be added liberally to spice the climate up in case it’s too bland on its own.

  287. garymount says:

    Mark Jaccard uses the term “carbon pollution” 8 times in this article in The Vancouver Sun just 3 days ago, in an article ironically themed on Orwellian Doublespeak :


  288. galileonardo says:

    I offer again my proposal from 3 years ago:

    Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Anomalies or CACA for short.

    I see someone offered an alternative interpretation of CACA here more recently:

    Catastrophic Anthropogenic Climate Alarmism

    Whatever your objective for use, CACA has you covered. Cheers!

  289. garymount says:

    … and “carbon polluting” 3 times.

  290. Chuck Nolan says:

    I like both Climate Threat & War on Carbon.

  291. Michael says:

    All are nice but have too much meaning- I vote for C.A.R.B.O.N. or some other nebulous ACRONYM.

  292. tobias says:

    Thanks Gail “I can see “, etc just about ruined my keyboard with the spilled “Tea”

  293. tobias says:

    May if they remove carbon from the WH we may get some sanity. (DE).

  294. Peter Azlac says:

    How about Extraordinary Carbon Delusions or Carbon Mania as a homage to Charles Mackay´s book the Extraordinary Popular Delusions and the Madness of Crowds that describes the behaviour of Obama/Gore and accolytes.

  295. doubtingdave says:

    After witnessing the behaviour of my wife during ” pre menstrual tension” especially during a FULL MOON, i’d vote for ” PRE CLIMATE TENSION”. After 16 or more years of temperature standstill,its definitely “PRE climate tension” maybe piers corbyn could do the research !

  296. Blade says:

    My entry is … Climatastrophe

    My favorites seen here so far are definitely …

    michael hart [August 15, 2013 at 10:01 am] says:

    Premature carbonation.

    Gunga Din [August 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm] says:

    Venus Envy.

    OldWeirdHarold [August 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm] says:

    Tree Ring Circus.

  297. TeaPartyGeezer says:

    CDS … Carbon Derangement Syndrome

  298. ExWarmist says:

    Climate ThermoZombiGeddon

    (Both Hot and Lots of Zombies + an Apocalypse)

  299. Jan Smit says:

    Mean Temperatures

  300. Jan Smit says:


  301. Jan Smit says:

    Climataxidermy – we’re stuffed!

  302. Richard G says:


  303. Jan Smit says:

    Pretty Mean Temperatures, or PMT – wait, that rings a bell…

  304. mogamboguru says:

    And don’t forget about taxing all that scary, evil Dihydrogenmonoxide on this planet out of existence soon, too, or – WE’RE ALL GOING TO DIE!


  305. David, UK says:

    The next scare: Climate Entropy.
    Abstract (from 2017)
    For millennia Mother Earth has continually gone through changes in its climate, these changes being observable at all time scales from decadal to millennial. These changes are crucial to the biosphere, as they spur on evolutionary developments and prevent any one species monopolising their biowotsit for too long by triggering both extinctions and births of new species.

    However, data from the last 20 years show an alarming picture of a stagnant, unchanging world. Scientists are predicting that if this stagnation continues for another 20 years the human population could be doomed, one way or another, possibly by the rise of a mutant virus which is predicted by models to evolve and thrive in an unchanging world. (In our model, bad things can still evolve, good things cannot.) We must act immediately to trigger a climatic change, and prevent Climate Entropy reaching tipping point.

  306. John Bochan says:

    Cook’n with Gas: The SS Way

    Oh so so incorrect. But CO2 is a gas and he did have those pictures on his web site!

    gotta be snipped

    Sinistral Terraformity

    “transforming the planet Earth so it can support life of the left persuasion”

    sinister and terrifying?


    “PLAnts are DANgerous! PLEAse Do not fEed ThEM!”

    a new word for getting rid of the right stuff that reduces CO2!

    Triffidological Collapse

    “imminent extinction of human eating plants whose diet is mainly skeptics”

    sounds AGW scientific in a way?

    SARS Dissimulation

    “… Skeptics Are Right! So… we will,..we will,… fool ya!”

    apologies to Queen “we will rock you”

    Attention! All Climate Superheroes, Please Save us from Disaster

    “Warmists believe in LaLaland (therefore CAGW is a hoax): A motivational rejection of Intelligience”

    have i just pre-empted the title of loo’s next paper roll?

    Charity begins at Climate Models

    “if you don’t give us the money, we will get a fat little man on a donkey to grant us that which you have in your back pocket! We’ve hidden the MWP (medieval wealth protector) from you.”

    can i claim part of my power bill as a charitable tax deduction?

  307. Jim Turner says:

    How about ‘Carbon Holocaust’ – or CARBOCAUST! (capitals and exclamation mark mandatory). Incidentally I hear there is a new movie out that sounds like it might be a sequel to An Inconvenient Truth, called Sharknado! – I heard that there is freak weather and gore in it, could it be Al?

  308. Clovis Marcus says:

    Extreme Weather is being bandied about already. I suggest this will be the next big thing. After that has worn out it’s welcome the big talking point will be why the lights are going out all over the UK.

  309. Txomin says:

    If the meme were republican, I would advise “evil climate”. However, it is the “liberals” we are trying to help so “terminal climate” is my contribution.

  310. nevket240 says:

    KISS principle.
    Climate Cycling.

  311. nevket240 says:


  312. Old Forge says:

    …just ‘Weather with Taxes’ would do for me.

  313. Gutowski says:

    Climatic Blue Balls….

  314. Keith says:

    What august body should be created to handle this ever-evolving sin? Why, the Committee for the Control of Carbon Pollution (CCCP), of course. Their first act will be to designate one carbon life form in particular as a Volatile Organic Compound. These will then be subject to selective control by the Institute for the Removal of Sin (IRS).

  315. Hot under the collar says:

    For alarmists something simple is required, so I think ‘Climate’ and ‘The Weather’ should be on the list.

    When the BBC or the Guardian are talking about it being hot or stormy they can then correctly reference “due to the weather” or “due to the local climate” instead of blaming any weather event on “climate change” or similar.

  316. “climate whatever”

  317. Russell Johnson says:

    ” Global Climate Reform” all failed government policies must be reformed……..

  318. George says:

    Hocus Pocus Weather Society
    Abra-kadabra ala ka-ZAM! Magical Changing Name Society
    The Greedy Grinch’s Greenhouse Gasses!

  319. François GM says:

    The new Lexicon is catching on real quick. Here’s a new paper:

    Near multi-decadal Mann-o-Pause in the Irritable Climate System: Deep Ocean Feverish from Venus Envy. Authors: Schmidth Happens, Trained Birth Travesty and James HandsOn de Data.

  320. George says:

    The Republicans War on Glaciers!

  321. JohnJ says:

    The Great Global cClimate Discontinuity

  322. Sparks says:

    Anthropogenic Weather Disappointment. Regarding the UK met office on the failed forecasts of the effects of Anthropogenic Global Warming.

  323. William Astley says:

    The warmists are struggling to adjust to cooling climate change. It is not clear that global cooling will be business as usual for the climate wars. The media and the public are going to demand an scientific explanation for the global cooling. The gig is up if there is significant global cooling.

    The response to a plateau of no warming for 16 years was climate change. Hot, cold, wet, or storms and so on being attributed to increase in atmospheric CO2. The increase in atmospheric CO2 the warmists imply without any scientific basis causes climate change.

    The problem with global cooling is the physical cause is not CO2. Global cooling debunks the extreme AGW hypothesis. If there is no extreme warming caused by the incease in atmospheric CO2 rise why do we hate CO2? Why do we hate carbon dioxide one of the most important atmospheric gases for life on this planet?

    As plants eat CO2 and benefit from higher CO2 levels – commercial greenhouses inject CO2 into the greenhouse to increase yield and reduce growing times, cereal crops yield for example increases by 40% for a doubling of CO2 – it is not clear why Western countries should spend trillions of dollars which they do have to fight the ‘war’ on carbon dioxide or carbon. We are carbon based life forms. What is the consequence of carbon ‘pollution’?




    SAO PAULO | Thu Aug 15, 2013 1:04pm BST
    July frosts reduce Brazil wheat, coffee output – state
    Parana, one of Brazil’s top two wheat-producing states, will lose 33 percent of its current wheat crop that is maturing in the field, bringing current expected output to 1.9 million tonnes, farm secretary’s statistics coordinator Carlos Winckler Godinho told Reuters. Parana is a minor coffee-growing state.

    A new cold front that is likely to create frost again over Brazil’s southern wheat crop was settling in over Parana on Wednesday, with temperatures likely to drop near freezing early Thursday morning. That could cause more losses to the crop.


    ReutersReuters – 23 hours ago
    Godinho also said that 62 percent of next year’s coffee crop would be lost due to the frosts that hit the state’s farms in late July. That is roughly equivalent to 1 million 60-kg bags of potential from next year’s crop.

  324. Michael Jennings says:

    Climate Confusion Confiscation

  325. David says:

    How about: ‘Climate Doom’..?
    Could be updated to ‘Climate Doom 2’…
    …and so on…

  326. GunnyGene says:

    Actually, the word “climate” is too restrictive in the political world. Something like “Deep Do Do” would better serve the agenda.

  327. Mumble McGuirk says:

    Climate sequestration … you know, because the temperature rise has been sequestered in the oceans.

  328. ImranCan says:

    The really irritating thing is the way alarmists keep referring to CO2 as ‘Carbon’ pollution. That’s about as stupid as saying water is hydrogen pollution.

  329. Resourceguy says:

    Kaput Science

  330. beng says:

    Gail Combs says:
    August 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Gail, you got it! Figured somebody in the US would. :)

    BTW, that beer was terrible.

  331. Dave Pettman says:

    Taxable Climatification

  332. Whether it be the next one, or the one after that, soon must be coming. Climate Retribution.

  333. Paul says:

    Climate Fraud appears to be missing from this list

    As does Climate Hoax

  334. redc1c4 says:

    ima go with “Utter Bullsh1t”

  335. DC Hammer says:

    Leading to
    (you do the acronym)

  336. AlexS says:

    Rule 1:
    It must be a narrative that induces white man guilt.
    Guilt is the most powerful force.
    Rule 2:
    Rule 1 must appear neutral, the subtext narrative is what should trigger and induce the response that accomplishes Rule 1
    Rule 3.
    It should not be clear enough that makes possible of being falsified by evidence.
    Rule 4
    It should scare


    Climate Induced Irregularity

    Climate Induced Disorder

    Carbon Interference Index

    with rule 4:

    Carbon Human Health Traumatic Index

    Climate Health Level

    Carbon Health Disruption

  337. UK Marcus says:

    Climate Repeatedly Alters Presumptions

  338. Death of Gaia. Gaia-cide.

  339. eyesonu says:


    BatShit CrazyReplicatedAtmosphericPolitics

  340. bit chilly says:

    bit late to the party,and i voted for lucia,s D.E.A.T.H
    but i thought that Some Heat In The Earth (S.H.I.T.E) would reflect the level of applied science involved in the global warming scam.

  341. Iggy Slanter says:

    Hey, what happened to my favorite? What about “The White Wind”????

  342. Iggy Slanter says:

    Or maybe “The White-Hispanic Wind”?

  343. Iggy Slanter says:

    “Climate Confusion.
    That’s what the world is today.
    Hey, Hey.”

  344. Resourceguy says:

    No, here it is……Climate New Normal, which also serves to distract the public from the economic new normal as a side purpose to deflect attention from the lost decade or two that is upon us. BTW, that lost economic decade for incomes, careers, and growth makes bad public policy like climate change wars far more expensive than if they were perpetrated in high growth epochs like the peak baby boomer income years or dual income rise from womens rapid entry rate into the workforce. Enjoy

  345. Russ R. says:

    Cataclysmic Catastrophic Climaxification

  346. Dick of Utah says:

    Fossil fuel induced climate pandemonium

  347. Sparks says:

    De big warmy or The Bigtime warmy warmy.

  348. Rob says:

    Climate MisMannagement

  349. Jurgen says:

    All Weather Together Mixup

    Invasion of the Climate Models

    Look Ma No Facts!

  350. Bruce Cobb says:

    Dangerous Climes.

  351. Jeff Alberts says:

    Post-Normal Climate Stress Disorder

  352. Gail Combs says:

    ImranCan says:
    August 16, 2013 at 6:45 am

    The really irritating thing is the way alarmists keep referring to CO2 as ‘Carbon’ pollution.
    I keep thinking crystalline carbon and De Beers – A Girls Best Friend.

    Carbon Dioxiode of course is a Trees Best Friend.

  353. Brian H says:

    Everyone knows the speculation by its original name, Global Warming, regardless of such spin.

  354. Eddie says:

    Remember Australia had an ‘Angry Summer’ this year, so Climate Rage.

  355. Edwina Chinge says:

    robinedwards36 on August 15, 2013 at 1:05 pm suggests:-
    ” How about “Climate Uncertainty” ? ”

    No they could never admit to that , because the Science is settled remember.

    Climate Chaos, perhaps.

  356. bwdave says:

    They should call it what it is, the ‘War on Prosperity’ (or a War on Science, Sanity, Reason…), but that would show their motive, so instead we see Psychosomatic Carbophobia (PC).

  357. .” The big chill” .or…wuwt………… What Unusial Weather Today

  358. SionedL says:

    Ultimately, we’re carbon based lifeforms. We’re the pollution!

  359. John M. Shaw says:

    Many years ago a friend told me about AGW and gave a link to RealClimate
    and I became seriously depressed. Another friend linked me to WUWT and
    the depression stopped. After reading all comments above I am now in
    danger of laughing myself to death. Remember the words in the movie
    Appocolypse Now? The horror. The horror. Gasping for air and exhaling
    CO2 all I can say is, The humour. The humour. I am 82 years old and now I can die happy. Thank you all. John

  360. Ric Werme says:

    beng says:
    August 16, 2013 at 7:19 am

    Gail Combs says:
    August 15, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    Gail, you got it! Figured somebody in the US would. :)

    BTW, that beer was terrible.

    I was about to post a link (I went to Carnegie-Mellon in Pittsburgh).

    I never bought any, but I figure it couldn’t be worse than Iron City beer.
    (Which, apparently it was. Is.)

    Is: http://beeradvocate.com/beer/profile/410/21465

  361. Gail Combs says:

    bwdave says:
    August 17, 2013 at 5:32 am

    They should call it what it is, the ‘War on Prosperity’

    That should be made in to a bumper sticker to go along with:

    Girls [heart] Carbon [diamonds] while trees [heart] Carbon Dioxide.

  362. DaveS says:


  363. Jeremy H says:

    I think it will prolly be something like “Shut Up! He Explained.”

  364. Larry Fields says:

    Awesome names! I have one that will leave cult classic movie buffs and dog fanciers howling: the Attack of the Killer Carbon.
    This can be abbreviated as AKC. :)

  365. TimTheToolMan says:

    Climate ex-Change

  366. Annie says:

    Ian H Australia 16th Aug. @ 4:17am:

    “Climate Whatever”……hilarious. I love it.

    Lots of good suggestions above. Climageddon or Climate Threat also appeal.

  367. George says:

    iWeather — There will be a new version every year.

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