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

375 thoughts on “Lexicon Shift Alert: global warming gets another name change

  1. “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 ….

  2. 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!

  3. 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.

  4. 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.

  5. 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.

  6. 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.

  7. 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!

  8. 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…”

  9. 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.

  10. Real Name in a Deniers world like mine is Natural Climate Variations.
    To real to use in Obama world.
    The may like this one

  11. 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.

  12. 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.

  13. 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,

  14. 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.

  15. 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.

  16. 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.

  17. “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.

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

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

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

  21. 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.

  22. 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.

  23. 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.

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

  25. 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.

  26. 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.

  27. Carbon Injustice would, I think, fit in nicely with similar progressive memes.
    And it can’t possibly be disproven since it means nothing.

  28. 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.

  29. 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.

  30. 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.

  31. “Super-Climate-Fragilistic-Expect-The-Most-Atrocious”
    Mary Poppins, Disney and Fantasy-land. Sums it up quite nicely.

  32. 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.

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

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

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

  36. Communist Climate Control–for taxing and controlling the masses, using weather as an excuse.
    That’s what this is all about, right?

  37. 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.

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

  39. 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

  40. 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.

  41. 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.)

  42. 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

  43. 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.

  44. 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!

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

  46. 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.

  47. 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.” 🙂

  48. 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

  49. ‘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 .

  50. 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?

  51. 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.

  52. 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.

  53. 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!

  54. CCCCCCCCCCChaotic Catastrophic Climate Corruption Caused by Contemptible Conniving Carbon Consuming Conservatives

  55. 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.

  56. 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.

  57. 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…. 😉

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

  59. 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”

  60. “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

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

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

  63. 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.

  64. 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

  65. TThenew threat humans have to cope with: AGW (Asocial government warmists)
    I tried to avoid the other w-word (w…ers) 😉

  66. ….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

  67. 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.

  68. ‘The Evil Air Affect’
    coinciding with action in the form of-
    ‘The Evil Air Act’

  69. 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.)

  70. 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.

  71. 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?

  72. How bout a picture of Al Gore’s Mendocito mansion with the caption:
    Climate credits; it’s everywhere you wanna be.

  73. 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”..

  74. 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

  75. 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”

  76. 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

  77. Resourceguy says:
    August 15, 2013 at 3:02 pm
    Climate Bill of Rights

    Climate Bill of Frights

  78. 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.

  79. 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.

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

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

  82. 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.

  83. Anthony,
    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?

  84. 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.”

  85. 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.

  86. 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.

  87. 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.”

  88. 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!

  89. 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

  90. 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

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

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

  93. 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.

  94. 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 ):

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

  96. 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.

  97. 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.

  98. Let’s consider a redux with a correction for the way temperatures are trending:
    “Fictitious Global Warming”

  99. 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.”

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

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

  102. 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.

  103. 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!

  104. 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.

  105. 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 !

  106. 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.

  107. 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!

  108. 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.

  109. 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?

  110. 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?

  111. 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.

  112. 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.

  113. 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).

  114. 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.

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

  116. 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.

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

  118. 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.

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

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

  121. 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.

  122. ***
    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.

  123. 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

  124. 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.

  125. 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

  126. 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.

  127. 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.

  128. 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).

  129. 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

  130. 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

  131. 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.

  132. 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. 🙂

  133. Ian H Australia 16th Aug. @ 4:17am:
    “Climate Whatever”……hilarious. I love it.
    Lots of good suggestions above. Climageddon or Climate Threat also appeal.

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