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:

global_warming_name_changes

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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Latitude
August 15, 2013 9:55 am

Irritable Climate Syndrome………

Gareth Phillips
August 15, 2013 9:55 am

Chronologically compromised climate.

Skiphil
August 15, 2013 9:56 am

“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 ….

ITSTEAPOT
August 15, 2013 9:56 am

Climate cooling………..perhaps?

pat
August 15, 2013 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!

michael hart
August 15, 2013 10:01 am

Premature carbonation.

JM VanWinkle
August 15, 2013 10:03 am

Climate Stabilization.

JimS
August 15, 2013 10:04 am

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.

Pamela Gray
August 15, 2013 10:06 am

Scary Movie 2100

Chuck Nolan
August 15, 2013 10:09 am

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.
cn

Charlie A
August 15, 2013 10:09 am

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

August 15, 2013 10:09 am

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

ossqss
August 15, 2013 10:09 am

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

Dr. Wolfgang Zernial
August 15, 2013 10:11 am

Shure we will get global cooling over the next 20 years

cirby
August 15, 2013 10:11 am

“Anthropogenic Global Cooling,” of course.

August 15, 2013 10:12 am

For some time now, AGW has stood for
All Gone Wrong
That just about sums it up in two words.

Editor
August 15, 2013 10:13 am

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.

August 15, 2013 10:14 am

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

wws
August 15, 2013 10:14 am

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.

Go Home
August 15, 2013 10:15 am

Climate kerfuffle.

SAMURAI
August 15, 2013 10:16 am

How about Grant Whores Do DC?

Eustace Cranch
August 15, 2013 10:17 am

The Climatyville Horror

August 15, 2013 10:19 am

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

albertalad
August 15, 2013 10:22 am

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!

August 15, 2013 10:23 am

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

August 15, 2013 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

Reg Nelson
August 15, 2013 10:24 am

CCC — Catastrophic Climate Corruption

Mike Bromley the Kurd
August 15, 2013 10:25 am

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…”

philincalifornia
August 15, 2013 10:26 am

Anthropogenic sh!t science

H.R.
August 15, 2013 10:28 am

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.

Chris @NJSnowFan
August 15, 2013 10:28 am

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

Bruce Cobb
August 15, 2013 10:32 am

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

David L. Hagen
August 15, 2013 10:33 am

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?

James Strom
August 15, 2013 10:34 am

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.

August 15, 2013 10:34 am

Destructive Earth Annihilating Temperature Emergency

Coalsoffire
August 15, 2013 10:37 am

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

August 15, 2013 10:38 am

Screwed up….
Destructive Earth Annihilating Temperature Hellification

Ian W
August 15, 2013 10:39 am

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.

larry
August 15, 2013 10:40 am

I vote for ICS irritable climate syndrom

TomR,Worc,MA
August 15, 2013 10:41 am

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,

Jon in TX
August 15, 2013 10:41 am

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.

LeeHarvey
August 15, 2013 10:41 am

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.

coalsoffire
August 15, 2013 10:41 am

A mannly rise?

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 10:46 am

The next name is HillaryClimate, no space.

Stephen Pruett
August 15, 2013 10:50 am

Normal and natural climate fluctuation

August 15, 2013 10:52 am

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.

August 15, 2013 10:53 am

“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.

Bloke down the pub
August 15, 2013 10:53 am

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

herkimer
August 15, 2013 10:56 am

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

Green Sand
August 15, 2013 10:57 am

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

Mr. Paul Milligan.
August 15, 2013 10:58 am

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

August 15, 2013 10:59 am

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

William Wilson
August 15, 2013 11:00 am

Climate HanSolofication

Earl
August 15, 2013 11:00 am

Climate Witch’s Revenge

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 11:03 am

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

August 15, 2013 11:05 am

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.

brian
August 15, 2013 11:06 am

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.

Jimbo
August 15, 2013 11:09 am

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.

O2bnaz
August 15, 2013 11:12 am

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

Gerry
August 15, 2013 11:12 am

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

MattN
August 15, 2013 11:14 am

Climitile Dysfunction.

MattN
August 15, 2013 11:15 am

Climatile. Would be funnier if I spelled it right.

WS
August 15, 2013 11:16 am

Politicised Statistical Fabrication

richardM
August 15, 2013 11:16 am

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.

john robertson
August 15, 2013 11:17 am

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.

rabbit
August 15, 2013 11:19 am

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

George A
August 15, 2013 11:19 am

Climate abuse?

Jimbo
August 15, 2013 11:24 am

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.

August 15, 2013 11:27 am

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

August 15, 2013 11:29 am

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

August 15, 2013 11:29 am

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

Just Steve
August 15, 2013 11:31 am

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

August 15, 2013 11:31 am

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

Joe Haberman
August 15, 2013 11:33 am

Rotten Climate!

Jimbo
August 15, 2013 11:36 am

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.

rabbit
August 15, 2013 11:39 am

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.

Don
August 15, 2013 11:41 am

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

August 15, 2013 11:41 am

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

August 15, 2013 11:41 am

I like: “It’s SO Frikken COLD!!!!!”

Mike Doner
August 15, 2013 11:42 am

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

Reply to  Mike Doner
August 15, 2013 11:49 am

@Mike Doner – YOu got a winner as well!

Joe Haberman
August 15, 2013 11:44 am

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

M Courtney
August 15, 2013 11:44 am

“Inconvenient Weather” seems appropriate in many ways.

Ben
August 15, 2013 11:46 am

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

Roberto
August 15, 2013 11:47 am

Climate Later

tty
August 15, 2013 11:47 am

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.

August 15, 2013 11:49 am

Earth clearly has a case of Climate Crabs

MikeP
August 15, 2013 11:50 am

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

jon
August 15, 2013 11:51 am

Climate flatulence – it stinks

DirkH
August 15, 2013 11:51 am

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

eyesonu
August 15, 2013 11:51 am

Climatic Church of the Goracle

Jason H
August 15, 2013 11:52 am

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

RockyRoad
August 15, 2013 11:52 am

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

August 15, 2013 11:55 am

A choice should be:
C.O.O.L.I.N.G.
Climatically Omitted Overheating Loses to Industrial Gases
John

August 15, 2013 11:56 am

I like CCC: Carbon Compromised Climate.

August 15, 2013 11:56 am

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

Martin457
August 15, 2013 11:56 am

Cult Against Strengthening Humanity.
Cash for short.

Ant
August 15, 2013 11:57 am

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

2klbofun
August 15, 2013 11:58 am

“Weather”

cosmic
August 15, 2013 11:59 am

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.

Duncan
August 15, 2013 12:00 pm

Weather!

Dave the Engineer
August 15, 2013 12:01 pm

CCC – crony climate control

August 15, 2013 12:01 pm

Deadly Ravaging Important Vicious Extreme Lies. DRIVEL

Snotrocket
August 15, 2013 12:04 pm

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

August 15, 2013 12:04 pm

Climatic perturbator

August 15, 2013 12:08 pm

Anthropogenic Global Climate Lexical Instability

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 12:09 pm

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

Crispin in Waterloo
August 15, 2013 12:09 pm

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:
CARBON CONTAMINATION
as a realistic and sufficiently scary upgrade to CAGW 4.0

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 12:10 pm

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

Chuck Nolan
August 15, 2013 12:12 pm

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.
cn

Joe
August 15, 2013 12:13 pm

Show me the money climatology

August 15, 2013 12:14 pm

Carbon Dioxide Hyperclimivity Disorder (CDHD)

JDN
August 15, 2013 12:14 pm

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.)

Snotrocket
August 15, 2013 12:15 pm

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

August 15, 2013 12:16 pm

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

RockyRoad
August 15, 2013 12:18 pm

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.

Colin
August 15, 2013 12:20 pm

PTWS has a nice sound and acronym to it

August 15, 2013 12:20 pm

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

Bryan A
August 15, 2013 12:23 pm

Carbonated Climate Catastrophy sounds bubbly

KevinM
August 15, 2013 12:23 pm

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!

Editor
August 15, 2013 12:26 pm

Yup, “Irritable Climate Syndrome” made me laugh.

Theo Goodwin
August 15, 2013 12:27 pm

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

Julian in Wales
August 15, 2013 12:27 pm

Must be “hot air”

August 15, 2013 12:27 pm

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

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 12:31 pm

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

Old Crusty
August 15, 2013 12:31 pm

Climate Materialism

August 15, 2013 12:33 pm

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.

London247
August 15, 2013 12:33 pm

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.” 🙂

Otteryd
August 15, 2013 12:34 pm

Extreme climate normality

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 12:35 pm

Climate Kong……sounds better than Climate Mothra

August 15, 2013 12:37 pm

Climatax.

Mercury Ham
August 15, 2013 12:40 pm

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

KNR
August 15, 2013 12:43 pm

‘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 .

DirkH
August 15, 2013 12:44 pm

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?

August 15, 2013 12:44 pm

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

Ron McCarley
August 15, 2013 12:46 pm

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

DirkH
August 15, 2013 12:48 pm

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.

Rob Dawg
August 15, 2013 12:48 pm

Doom Du Jour.

Richard Howes
August 15, 2013 12:49 pm

Climate turmoil

DirkH
August 15, 2013 12:49 pm

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

philincalifornia
August 15, 2013 12:50 pm

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.

Dr. Lurtz
August 15, 2013 12:53 pm

Earth Climate Destruction

Latitude
August 15, 2013 12:54 pm

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!

Reg Nelson
August 15, 2013 12:54 pm

CCCCCCCCCCChaotic Catastrophic Climate Corruption Caused by Contemptible Conniving Carbon Consuming Conservatives

Chris Schoneveld
August 15, 2013 12:56 pm

Anthropogenic Climate Pause

August 15, 2013 12:56 pm

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

Jarrett Jones
August 15, 2013 12:57 pm

doubleplusungood

John Judge
August 15, 2013 1:02 pm

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

oeman50
August 15, 2013 1:04 pm

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.

August 15, 2013 1:04 pm

Restless Climate Syndrome.

August 15, 2013 1:04 pm

CCCCCCCCCC = C^10

Ox AO
August 15, 2013 1:04 pm

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.

robinedwards36
August 15, 2013 1:05 pm

How about C”limate Uncertainty” ?

robinedwards36
August 15, 2013 1:06 pm

I meant “Climate Uncertainty” !

Scute
August 15, 2013 1:07 pm

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

August 15, 2013 1:12 pm

Carbonated weather

Rob Dawg
August 15, 2013 1:15 pm

Deep Ocean Heating! DOH!

clipe
August 15, 2013 1:15 pm

apocalypse later

OldWeirdHarold
August 15, 2013 1:16 pm

Tree Ring Circus.

clipe
August 15, 2013 1:16 pm

deep heat

PaulH
August 15, 2013 1:18 pm

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…. 😉

François
August 15, 2013 1:23 pm

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

Owen in GA
August 15, 2013 1:23 pm

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

Disko Troop
August 15, 2013 1:24 pm

Scary Hike In Temp happens.

clipe
August 15, 2013 1:33 pm

anthropogenic whatchamacallit

BigSolar
August 15, 2013 1:34 pm

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”

August 15, 2013 1:37 pm

HANDS DOWN 🙂
Latitude says:
August 15, 2013 at 9:55 am
Irritable Climate Syndrome………

Attilio
August 15, 2013 1:38 pm

Climate cataclysm

August 15, 2013 1:38 pm

Reblogged this on Climate Ponderings.

beng
August 15, 2013 1:39 pm

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

BigSolar
August 15, 2013 1:43 pm

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

Rob
August 15, 2013 1:43 pm

Global Nothing. That could be “bad” too.

Political Junkie
August 15, 2013 1:45 pm

“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

Political Junkie
August 15, 2013 1:48 pm

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

August 15, 2013 1:49 pm

Peak Stupid

clipe
August 15, 2013 1:50 pm

Catastrophic ‘disappointing UK weather over recent years’ calamity.

JohnC
August 15, 2013 1:50 pm

Global Climate Wilding or Global Carbon Wilding.

DougbyMany
August 15, 2013 1:52 pm

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

Leon Brozyna
August 15, 2013 1:53 pm

Climate Degeneration

August 15, 2013 1:54 pm

Climate Ejaculated- interruptus

Kasuha
August 15, 2013 1:55 pm

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.

Rachelle
August 15, 2013 1:55 pm

Summer

François GM
August 15, 2013 1:56 pm

Climatile Dysfunction
Pre Climatal Syndrome

eyesonu
August 15, 2013 1:56 pm

This is tooo much fun!
Crowd sourcing at its best.

Gunga Din
August 15, 2013 1:57 pm

Weather, Temperature Fluctuations?

Martin Emerson
August 15, 2013 1:57 pm

Consumption And Guilt Wheeze

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 2:02 pm

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

BigSolar
August 15, 2013 2:08 pm

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

Gunga Din
August 15, 2013 2:14 pm

Climate Rhetoric Advances Prevarication.

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 2:16 pm

….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

Snowshoe
August 15, 2013 2:16 pm

Bush’s Ambient Legacy

Gunga Din
August 15, 2013 2:17 pm

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

Chaz Williamson
August 15, 2013 2:20 pm

Climate Imperialism or Carbon Oppression … or, vice versa.

faboutlaws
August 15, 2013 2:22 pm

The Obama Warm Period.

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 2:23 pm

@faboutlaws
I give up. You win.

Tim Clark
August 15, 2013 2:25 pm

The very thought of more climate hype does make me irritable

richardscourtney
August 15, 2013 2:26 pm

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.
Richard

rubberduck
August 15, 2013 2:27 pm

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

Reg Nelson
August 15, 2013 2:27 pm

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

Tom J
August 15, 2013 2:30 pm

Climate or Constitution?
Take your pick.

Jon
August 15, 2013 2:30 pm

How about Uppity Climate?

bk
August 15, 2013 2:30 pm

¡El Globo Loco!

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 2:32 pm

Climate Stasis and its followers, the Utopianists

jones
August 15, 2013 2:32 pm

Combobulatory air wobbles.

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 2:33 pm

Climate Says…………..you lose

Roy Spencer
August 15, 2013 2:34 pm

Climysteria

AndyL
August 15, 2013 2:34 pm

Climate Correctness.

Transport by Zeppelin
August 15, 2013 2:38 pm

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

a dood
August 15, 2013 2:40 pm

I Can’t Believe It’s Not Weather™

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 2:40 pm

Climate Crematoria

Gunga Din
August 15, 2013 2:41 pm

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.)

Tom J
August 15, 2013 2:43 pm

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.

Gunga Din
August 15, 2013 2:44 pm

Venus Envy.

facepalm
August 15, 2013 2:44 pm

Climate Diversification

Annie
August 15, 2013 2:45 pm

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?

Mike Smith
August 15, 2013 2:45 pm

Climate Restraint And Perfection.
aka CRAP

Tom J
August 15, 2013 2:46 pm

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

Mike Smith
August 15, 2013 2:50 pm

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”..

TonyG
August 15, 2013 2:50 pm

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

Gunga Din
August 15, 2013 2:56 pm

Carbon-fueled Weather.

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 3:02 pm

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

Colin
August 15, 2013 3:02 pm

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”

@njsnowfan
August 15, 2013 3:04 pm

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!
Look
http://ocean.dmi.dk/arctic/meant80n.uk.php
http://arctic.atmos.uiuc.edu/cryosphere/antarctic.sea.ice.interactive.html
New Replacement for Climate Change
“Catastrophic Failure of Climate Change Models”

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 3:05 pm

It Came from Out of the Tailpipe!
Carbon It!

August 15, 2013 3:09 pm

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

Dan Pangburn
August 15, 2013 3:10 pm

Calling CO2 a pollutant is technologically incompetent.

Gunga Din
August 15, 2013 3:10 pm

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

==========================================================
Or
Climate Bill of Frights

AndyG55
August 15, 2013 3:11 pm

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.

Reg Nelson
August 15, 2013 3:12 pm

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

jorgekafkazar
August 15, 2013 3:22 pm

Enemy of the People’s Weather.

1sky1
August 15, 2013 3:23 pm

The proper scientific term will be: Climatus Interruptus!

Gary in Ridgecrest, CA
August 15, 2013 3:24 pm

Anthropogenic Carbon Imbalance

Gail Combs
August 15, 2013 3:25 pm

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.

Garacka
August 15, 2013 3:28 pm

Climate soylent-ification.
(…Charlton Heston, 1973…. B movie….)

Richard M
August 15, 2013 3:29 pm

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

Kim
August 15, 2013 3:31 pm

Catastrophic Weather

Garacka
August 15, 2013 3:32 pm

Climate IS PEOPLE!!
(Charlton’s grandson)

don
August 15, 2013 3:34 pm

Post climate stress syndrome.

Gail Combs
August 15, 2013 3:34 pm

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.
http://churchofsacredcarbon.wordpress.com/

Robert of Ottawa
August 15, 2013 3:35 pm

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

Gail Combs
August 15, 2013 3:38 pm

Mike Doner says:
August 15, 2013 at 11:42 am
“Super-Climate-Fragilistic-Expect-The-Most-Atrocious”
>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>>
I am sorry the rest of you, but that wins the bust a gut laughing award.

Robert of Ottawa
August 15, 2013 3:43 pm

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?

Keith Minto
August 15, 2013 3:46 pm

Idiopathic Weather Normality.

Gail Combs
August 15, 2013 3:53 pm

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.”

Frank Kotler
August 15, 2013 3:53 pm

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.

Sweet Old Bob
August 15, 2013 3:55 pm

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

August 15, 2013 3:58 pm

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

ROM
August 15, 2013 4:00 pm

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.

August 15, 2013 4:01 pm

Climatosis

Wu
August 15, 2013 4:03 pm

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

Otteryd
August 15, 2013 4:04 pm

Anglian-er Jones and the Climate of Doom

Gail Combs
August 15, 2013 4:04 pm

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.”

a dood
August 15, 2013 4:08 pm

My favorites so far…
OldWeirdHarold on August 15, 2013 at 1:16 pm
Tree Ring Circus.
And
Gunga Din on August 15, 2013 at 2:44 pm
Venus Envy.
Hats off to you both!

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 4:09 pm

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

Bruce
August 15, 2013 4:13 pm

“Where the f**k did that ice age come from?”
[Rules. Never again. Mod]

Peter S
August 15, 2013 4:14 pm

Systemic Temperature Disruption.
🙂

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 4:15 pm

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

Gail Combs
August 15, 2013 4:23 pm

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
http://www.ncdc.noaa.gov/sotc/service/global/snowcover-nhland/201212.gif

Steve from Rockwood
August 15, 2013 4:29 pm

Extreme (bed) wetter.

Jarryd Beck
August 15, 2013 4:32 pm

But Gillard called it carbon pollution several years ago.

Jeremy
August 15, 2013 4:43 pm

Obamageddon

Jimmy Haigh
August 15, 2013 4:56 pm

Climate Zimmerman.

Hot under the collar
August 15, 2013 5:02 pm

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

William Otteth
August 15, 2013 5:03 pm

Anthropotherm

G.R.
August 15, 2013 5:05 pm

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

Hot under the collar
August 15, 2013 5:13 pm

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

August 15, 2013 5:13 pm

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.

August 15, 2013 5:13 pm

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 ):

RoyFOMR
August 15, 2013 5:19 pm

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

Robert of Ottawa
August 15, 2013 5:22 pm

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.

August 15, 2013 5:33 pm

Catastrophic Climate Stasis.

tomtre
August 15, 2013 5:36 pm

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

Resourceguy
August 15, 2013 5:40 pm

Barry and Me

StuartMcL
August 15, 2013 5:54 pm

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.

James Allison
August 15, 2013 5:57 pm

Climate Armageddon

RockyRoad
August 15, 2013 6:29 pm

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

Bill H
August 15, 2013 6:37 pm

A new college…
No More Money 4 U

August 15, 2013 6:40 pm

CAgw …….catastrophy…Apperently gore’s wasted

noaaprogrammer
August 15, 2013 6:41 pm

97-percentile Dysfunction

August 15, 2013 6:54 pm

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

David L.
August 15, 2013 7:03 pm

I think the next term will actually be Anthropomorphic Global Cooling

Steve Obeda
August 15, 2013 7:05 pm

Global Climate Cycle.

bw
August 15, 2013 7:21 pm

Klimate for Kool-Aid DrinKers.

RoHa
August 15, 2013 7:22 pm

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.”

eyesonu
August 15, 2013 7:40 pm

Green Fantasy Movement

TeaPartyGeezer
August 15, 2013 7:52 pm

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

Paul Vaughan
August 15, 2013 8:12 pm

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

Steve Garcia
August 15, 2013 8:34 pm

Wicked Hahd Core CO2

Steve Garcia
August 15, 2013 8:35 pm

Akk! What am I thinking! Of course:
THE SKY IS FALLING!

Steve Garcia
August 15, 2013 8:40 pm

@Bruce August 15, 2013 at 4:13 pm:
“Where the f**k did that ice age come from?”
Priceless
[Yeah, yeah. You only repeated it. Not again. Mod]

Brett F
August 15, 2013 9:11 pm

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.

August 15, 2013 9:14 pm

“Climate” ?

garymount
August 15, 2013 9:15 pm

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 :
http://www.vancouversun.com/touch/story.html?id=8780477

August 15, 2013 9:17 pm

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!

garymount
August 15, 2013 9:19 pm

… and “carbon polluting” 3 times.

Chuck Nolan
August 15, 2013 9:25 pm

I like both Climate Threat & War on Carbon.
cn

Michael
August 15, 2013 9:34 pm

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

tobias
August 15, 2013 9:34 pm

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

tobias
August 15, 2013 9:40 pm

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

Peter Azlac
August 15, 2013 10:49 pm

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.

doubtingdave
August 15, 2013 11:19 pm

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 !

August 15, 2013 11:19 pm

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.

TeaPartyGeezer
August 15, 2013 11:26 pm

CDS … Carbon Derangement Syndrome

ExWarmist
August 15, 2013 11:42 pm

Climate ThermoZombiGeddon
(Both Hot and Lots of Zombies + an Apocalypse)

Jan Smit
August 16, 2013 12:18 am

Mean Temperatures

Jan Smit
August 16, 2013 12:19 am

Climatoxidation

Jan Smit
August 16, 2013 12:20 am

Climataxidermy – we’re stuffed!

Richard G
August 16, 2013 12:29 am

Hypochondriaclimatosis

Jan Smit
August 16, 2013 12:39 am

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

mogamboguru
August 16, 2013 12:39 am

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!
/sarc

David, UK
August 16, 2013 12:40 am

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.

John Bochan
August 16, 2013 1:03 am

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?
Pladanpleadetem
“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?

Jim Turner
August 16, 2013 1:37 am

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?

Clovis Marcus
August 16, 2013 2:17 am

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.

Txomin
August 16, 2013 2:20 am

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.

nevket240
August 16, 2013 2:37 am

KISS principle.
Climate Cycling.

nevket240
August 16, 2013 2:39 am

GorePorn

Old Forge
August 16, 2013 2:47 am

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

Gutowski
August 16, 2013 2:54 am

Climatic Blue Balls….

Keith
August 16, 2013 3:50 am

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).

Hot under the collar
August 16, 2013 4:00 am

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.

August 16, 2013 4:17 am

“climate whatever”

Russell Johnson
August 16, 2013 4:36 am

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

George
August 16, 2013 4:44 am

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

François GM
August 16, 2013 5:03 am

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.

George
August 16, 2013 5:09 am

The Republicans War on Glaciers!

JohnJ
August 16, 2013 5:12 am

The Great Global cClimate Discontinuity