Realistic Glossary of Terms for the Climate Crisis/Climate Emergency

Guest venting by Bob Tisdale

This post is intended as a starting point for a glossary of terms that speaks freely about the realities of the climate change/global warming crusade, or, if you prefer, the anti-fossil-fuel-producing-and-exporting-country crusade. In no way should it be considered to be an all-inclusive glossary at this point. Please add your choices for terms and their definitions in the comments.


Climate Activists – Persons who are trying, and succeeding in some places, to force their misguided beliefs on everyone else. Their limited successes here in the U.S. and elsewhere has led to even greater tantrums from them…thus the well-orchestrated Climate Strike and Extinction Rebellion protests.

Climate Feedback – Phenomenon that enhances global warming (positive feedback) or suppresses global warming (negative feedback), the sign of which is still unknown as it relates to the climate of the real world. It is assumed by climate modelers to be positive.

Climate Models – Very expensive fantasy computer games that are abused to make an international “anti-growth, anti-capitalist, anti-American” crusade appear to be based on science. (Quote source – Margaret Thatcher’s Statecraft, under the heading of HOT AIR AND GLOBAL WARMING)

Climate Scientists Whose Work Output Sustains the IPCC – Paid propagandists (a.k.a. eco-profiteers) and celebrity wannabes whose livelihoods depend on supporting the agendas of politicians and UN bureaucrats, not for researching the truths and realities behind global warming and climate change.

Developed Nations – Prosperous countries that created or joined the fossil-fuel-powered industrial revolution early and have been reaping the economic, technical, social, and health benefits of those innovations for decades, if not centuries.

Developing Nations – Countries in this category include those that failed to join the industrial revolution early, if at all, but now want to share the economic, technical, social, and health benefits of the Developed Nations (without having to expend their own time, moneys, and efforts or their own tears, sweat, and blood to achieve the present levels of prosperity of the Developed Nations) through the distribution of wealth (from developed to developing nations) via international agreements created by power-hungry unelected bureaucrats of the United Nations. Also included in this category are more recently industrialized nations that are looking for handouts from those countries that industrialized early.

Extinction Rebellion, Climate Strike, and Other Fossil-Fuel-Protest Groups – Overindulged, immature, ungrateful, naïve, and gullible children (and adults behaving like children) who have been brainwashed by decades of ever-scarier catastrophe propaganda about fossil fuels.

Green New Deal and Democratic President Candidate Plans to Magically Create Weather Stasis – Socialist manifestos based on contrived science and unrealistic economics.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) – Political (not science) entity founded by the United Nations in the 1980s to make an international “anti-growth, anti-capitalist, anti-American” movement seem, via smoke and mirrors, to have a foundation in science. (Quote source – Margaret Thatcher’s Statecraft, under the heading of HOT AIR AND GLOBAL WARMING)

IPCC Assessment Reports – Propaganda prepared for and by UN bureaucrats that repeat the same misinforming and disinforming crystal-ball-like prognostications of the future in each edition but with ever-increasingly desperate-sounding certainties.

Mainstream Media – Propaganda purveyors.

Paris Agreement – International Treaty intended to control the prosperity, mobility, lifestyle choices, and well-being of the citizens of developed nations, while transferring wealth from developed to developing nations.

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, They Say – Actually intended to undermine the economies of fossil fuel producing and exporting countries.

United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change (UNFCCC ) – A series of failed and failing international agreements that hide behind the very-transparent veils of catastrophic-human-induced global warming/climate change with the overall intent of advancing “worldwide, supra-national socialism”. (Quote source – Margaret Thatcher’s Statecraft, under the heading of HOT AIR AND GLOBAL WARMING)

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I wouldn’t want the trolls to claim I was misquoting Margaret Thatcher, so here are the full quotes from her magnificent book Statecraft – Strategies for a Changing World, which was published in 2002, almost 2 decades ago. Both are from Chapter 11 – Capitalism and its Critics. The first paragraph under the heading of HOT AIR AND GLOBAL WARMING reads (my boldface):

The doomsters’ favorite subject today is climate change. This has a number of attractions for them. First, the science is extremely obscure so they cannot easily be proved wrong. Second, we all have ideas about the weather: traditionally, the English on first acquaintance talk of little else. Third, since clearly no plan to alter climate could be considered on anything but a global scale, it provides a marvellous excuse for worldwide, supra-national socialism.

Also, next is another paragraph written by the Iron Lady in Statecraft under the heading of HOT AIR AND GLOBAL WARMING (my boldface):

Actually, President Bush was quite right to reject the Kyoto protocol. His predecessor had supported it for international effect, while knowing its provisions made it a dead letter at home: the US Senate had voted unanimously on the matter. The protocol would have placed all the burden for reduction of CO2 on developed countries, while leaving the developing countries — including India and China — to keep producing it at a rapidly growing rate. America’s target for cuts was totally unrealistic — a 7 per cent reduction of overall emissions of greenhouse gases below 1990 levels between 2008 and 2012. And all this is before anyone considers the scientific arguments about why and to what extent global warming is occurring. Kyoto was an anti-growth, anti-capitalist, anti-American project which no American leader alert to his country’s national interests could have supported.

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Again, this post is a starting point for a glossary. Please add your choice of terms and their definitions in the comments, or modify mine in the comments as you wish.

That’s all for this post. Have fun!!!


PS: For those who read stuff other than blogs and social media, try my books. They are available through Amazon, and were introduced in the blog posts here, here, and here. (WattsUpWithThat cross posts are here, here, and here.) Thanks.

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B d Clark
September 19, 2019 2:17 pm

“Its only the weather” a favourite cry from global warmests when a cold event happens, like 2018/19 winter in north America which saw a prolonged winter smashing cold records, were as a few days of high temperatures in Europe (not a heat wave according to Wmo) is a sign of CAGW.

Reply to  B d Clark
September 20, 2019 1:23 am

The 2018/19 winter in the USA was definitely a result of climate change, due to jet stream changes resulting from melting arctic ice.

The heatwaves in Europe were not a few days of hot weather but of exceptionally hot weather: the UK saw temps 10 degrees Celsius more than the point considered a really hot day

B d Clark
Reply to  griff
September 20, 2019 3:10 am

Melting artic ice you say, when would that be have a look more ice than there has been for a decade check the winter months that I and you specifically stated.hey did you see the total mass snow budget for the time period in questioncomment image

L A, has to be cool for Percipitatation even cooler for snow with the unprecedented snow cover this year glaciers gained in there ice budgets that means they move they calf were do they calf in the sea, theres a big difference between calving and melting ,not that the scaremongering MSM draws a distinction,

Do you know who WMO are,it would seem not as you avoided that point world meteorological organisation, what MSM class as a heat wave was not a heatwave theres some home work for you, as for your claim abnormally hot, heres how and why the MSM LIED TO YOU

As I said there was no heat wave a duration of 3 hot days do not amount to a heat wave and the video shows why you and many others were conned yet again, I really do thank you for your post because you allow me without hesitation to put my statement into a clear light with observerd data which people like you never do, you rely without quantifying what the MSM tell you to believe.

Reply to  griff
September 20, 2019 10:20 am

Please griff, seek professional mental help.

Reply to  griff
September 20, 2019 11:21 am

Griff never replies back after leaving a bold satement that is 99.9% false or based on gossip. So I conclude he is a troll.

If I am mistaken Griff then I do apoligize, but answer me this: the last time the jet stream did a meandering and brought even colder or as cold weather was that also from climate change? Same for hurricanes, droughts, floods and tornadoes.

Brian Valentine
September 19, 2019 2:18 pm

United Nations = cesspool that needs to be drained

Clay Sanborn
Reply to  Brian Valentine
September 19, 2019 4:55 pm

🙂 Using stronger words, I’ve been saying the same thing about the U.N. for years. BTW – you’ve gotta love how stupid they are to send their monitors and “enforcers” into areas of conflict wearing powder-puff-blue helmets. The U.N. is a dangerous group to The United States of America.

B d Clark
September 19, 2019 2:32 pm

The BBC “a supposedly unbiased neutral news organisation, that has at any one time at least 3 articles running on its web news site telling us were all going to die because of global warming, the enviromental correspondents who bring this doom and gloom ignore any opposing science any cold events any investigation style journalism, with the blessing of the editorial team who told the above the “science is settled “and not to report any opposing views. British b—s –t corporation

Reply to  B d Clark
September 19, 2019 9:16 pm

The CBC: Ditto except with worse grammar.

Reply to  B d Clark
September 20, 2019 9:16 am

You can add NPR to that list…

September 19, 2019 2:46 pm

Climate Justice: Street protest wording twisted for the climate crusades.

September 19, 2019 2:46 pm

Thanks to Bob Tisdale for a number of quotable definitions and some very entertaining writing. There is a lot of re-usable stuff here.

September 19, 2019 2:50 pm

“The Conversation” A web site where monologues with an approved viewpoint on “Climate Change” are allowed.

September 19, 2019 2:51 pm

Carbon Pollution: Used as scary imagery; coal miners with black lung; being forced to suck on the tailpipe of a 1960s bus, London pea soup fog from coal fireplaces. It’s not always known if the user is erroneously referring to CO2 or has a carbon-free brain and is convinced that CO2 is a sooty pollutant.

Dr Deanster
September 19, 2019 2:54 pm

Climate Model:

dT=dCO2*[wiggly box]*ECS. (ECS …. estimated climate sensitivity)

…. where dCO2*ECS gives the trend line of the output
….. [wiggly box] provides the wiggle in the trend line to make it look like a legitimate computation.

Reply to  Dr Deanster
September 20, 2019 1:51 pm


Ron Long
September 19, 2019 2:57 pm

BUFFALO FARTS: methane from buffalo that somehow did not participate in atmospheric altering greenhouse effects (in contrast to cow farts, which have deadly power). Fun Fact: Only Greta can see cow farts!

Bill Murphy
Reply to  Ron Long
September 19, 2019 5:55 pm

Takes one to know one…

Reply to  Ron Long
September 20, 2019 3:38 pm

That entity is now known as her holiness, St. Greta.

September 19, 2019 3:21 pm

United Nations Headquarters NYC: Site of the coming Trump Towers Condominiums development.

September 19, 2019 3:22 pm

I have another term: Reprehensible

Reprehensible – The behavior of Dr. Michael Mann in suing Dr. Tim Ball for defamation thus putting him through the wringer for nearly a decade, and apparently hoping Dr. Ball would die in the mean time.

We have the court stenographer’s transcript of the judges oral remarks in dismissing Mann’s suit. link

Mark Steyn has brilliantly skewered Mann. link Steyn quotes the judge:

This is a relatively straightforward defamation action and should have been resolved long before now. That it has not been resolved is because the plaintiff has not given it the priority that he should have. In the circumstances, justice requires that the action be dismissed.

Mann obviously had no interest in proceeding to the court room. He merely wanted to put Ball through the wringer for as long as possible. In my opinion, he would have been happy for Ball to die before the matter could be resolved. Indeed, we can infer that having the case heard would have exposed his hockey stick as a fraud.

If Mann’s conduct isn’t reprehensible, I don’t know what is.

D. Patterson
September 19, 2019 3:34 pm

Mainstream Media – Publishers and broadcasters that disseminate false propaganda supportive of socialist political objectives while misrepresenting, intimidating,condemning, suppressing, and censoring the free speech of non-socialist political opponents; e.g. the Global Warming and Anthropogenic Climate Change pseudoscientific hoax and fraud.

Joel O'Bryan
September 19, 2019 3:47 pm

Green Slime: the cabal of billionaires, billionaire families, and public employee retirement funds who are deeply invested in wind and solar ventures to harvest tax credits for more riches. The “green slime” is symbolic of the trail of money they leave in their wake for politicians and academics to feed off, who then become subservient to more slime from the billionaires. The green slime also fuels the well-organized propaganda media campaigns through the multiple layers of non-profit organizations that can receive these tax-deductible donations.

Green Blob: cabal of enviro-climate bed-wetters who are mostly too ignorant to realize they are the tools of the Green Blob billionaires. Those that do realize they are tools of billionaires — they like the money and notoriety that being seen as “climate virtuous” brings from their membership in an otherwise ignorant cult.

carbon pollution: a term for life giving carbon dioxide that both the scientifically illiterate and intentionally deceptive Left uses to confuse and deceive the ignorant masses about a non-problem.

Old England
September 19, 2019 3:51 pm

You missed out on Paris Climate that it Did Not Reduce CO2 emissions, it agreed to massively increase them. It was agreed that China and India would respectively Double and Treble their emissions – causing a near 50% INCREASE in global CO2 EMISSIONS by 2030!!

Regardless of whether or not the EU manages to reduce to zero emissions, the reduction will be dwarfed by the Increase from China and India !

Yet the IPCC Falsely claimed the Paris Climate Agreement REDUCED CO2 emissions.

Izaak Walton
September 19, 2019 3:54 pm

Leaving aside all of the other errors that Nick and others have pointed out there still seems to
be a glaringly obvious error in Dr. Frank’s paper. Starting with Eq. 1 which reads:
which can be easily rewritten as:
where the important terms are
F0 which is ” the total forcing from greenhouse gases”
ΔFi which is ” the incremental change in greenhouse gas forcing”

Now note that nowhere in the emulation equation is there an explicit term for
the Longwave cloud forcing term. Nor do any of the items in Eq. 1 have explicit
physical meaning – rather they are numerical factors designed to give a best fit
to the output of global climate models. As Dr. Frank states about fco2 it “has no
necessary relevance to the physical climate, nor to the response of the physical climate to CO2 emissions.”
What this means is that there is no reason to suppose that a physical factor with a
real size of X would enter equation 1 with magnitude X.

So the question then is what numerical factor in Eq. 1 best represents the effect of
Longwave cloud forcing. Dr. Frank claims with no justification that it is ΔFi whereas it
should be F0 since in the absence of any rise in CO2 levels ΔFi=0 but F0 remains. Then
Dr. Frank’s equation 5.1 is wrong and it should read:
we can then calculate the error as
which is different from Dr. Frank’s equation 5.2 by a factor of F0 (trivially since the derivate of 1/x is -1/x^2)
this means that Dr. Frank’s results are out by about a factor of 30. And hence if you accept
his method for the propagation of errors (which is wrong as both Nick and Dr. Spencer have shown) then
over 100 years the error due to long wave cloud forcing is only about 0.5 degrees and significantly smaller
than the forcing due to CO2 levels.

Jeff Alberts
Reply to  Izaak Walton
September 19, 2019 9:46 pm

What’s that got to do with this post?

Right-Handed Shark
September 19, 2019 3:58 pm

I have not read Thatcher’s book, but it looks like the evil old witch had distanced herself from the fact that it was she that put “money on the table” for anyone that could lend plausibility to the flaky theory that CO2 caused “global warming”.. maybe she thought people would forget her part in this crime against humanity. If it wasn’t for her the world wouldn’t be having this discussion.

Anyways, my contribution to the glossary:

Journalism.. a once noble profession that now is reduced to inventing stories that make young children suicidal.

Gunga Din
September 19, 2019 3:59 pm

I think there needs to be an entry for the “Innocently Gullible”.
Innocently Gullible – Those who have no agenda but just accept what they’ve been told by MSM proclaimed “Climate Scientist”. (In Marxist terms: “Useful Idiots”.)

September 19, 2019 4:01 pm

As per BD Clark , certainly the BBC, a once trusted source of news, especially
during WW2, when people in occupied parts of Europe risked their lives to hear it,
has now been when and truly taken over by the left wing.

To make it worse its a compulsory payment system by its viewers and
listeners having to pay once a year for a licence.

Its charter clearly states that it must be a balanced news source, so why do
even Conservative UK governments let them get away with it ?


Dr. Deanster
Reply to  Michael
September 19, 2019 4:40 pm

Same reason the typical republican in the states do. …. they are there to suck up to the government teet …and that is all. Lip service to conservative ideals.

Enter Trump …. nobody knows what to do with him, cause he calls it as it is.

sky king
Reply to  Michael
September 19, 2019 5:23 pm

Even worse in the States what with NPR/CPB where they just suck the general fund teet while taxpayers foot the bill whether or not they listen or watch.

B d Clark
Reply to  Michael
September 20, 2019 12:21 am
Henning Nielsen
September 19, 2019 4:11 pm


Non Governable Organisations

September 19, 2019 4:43 pm

The news that climate change is causing kids to turn to drugs makes me feel that a
Climate Warrior should be known as a Climate Worrier.

September 19, 2019 4:44 pm

Climate Religion…..see Bible

earthquakes, pestilence, billions dying, floods, droughts, etc….and if you don’t believe…burn in hell …fireball earth

September 19, 2019 4:52 pm

Going on strike to get others to reduce their CO2 emitting activities has all the rationality & self-harming characteristics as the guy who went in his own car to a drive-in movie, hated the show, so to vent his disappointment, he slashed the leather seats.

September 19, 2019 4:56 pm

My two favorites are the “certainty” renewable energy advocates demand which I see as a euphemism for guaranteed profits. The other is “ambition” promoted by the proponents of the Paris accord which I would really classify as “clueless ruthlessness” since it often severely raises green regressive taxes on the poor and woke politicians somehow think the poor won’t notice.

Robert B
September 19, 2019 5:19 pm

“It is assumed by climate modelers to be positive.”
And larger than can realistically be justified.

As for the fantasy computer games, that they emulate rather than simulate still bugs me. They should be simulating the result of a quatitave description of the atmosphere as measurable characteristics that can be checked against reality. The shouldn’t be designed to look like the climate in the future.

Mark Broderick
September 19, 2019 5:23 pm

Eco-terrorists- Green liberals that believe the end justifies the means !

September 19, 2019 5:40 pm

Reduce Greenhouse Gas Emissions, They Say – Actually intended to undermine the economies of fossil fuel producing and exporting countries.“.


Greenhouse Gas Reduction Target – A totally impractical objective intended to destroy the economies of all developed countries.

It may well be appropriate to replace “developed countries” in the above by “democracies”. It seems to be no coincidence that all of the developed countries being targeted are democracies, and that the EU, which is so supportive of the propaganda campaign, is distinctly undemocratic.

Steven Fraser
September 19, 2019 5:57 pm

Please send a copy of this to Dave Chapelle. It is the raw material of “Climate Comedy”

Mark Broderick
September 19, 2019 5:58 pm

Yangers – Elites that believe in Unicorns…

“Andrew Yang floats hiking beef prices to ‘modify’ American diets in bid to address climate change”

Martin Howard Keith Brumby
September 19, 2019 6:08 pm

= more than has happened recently, especially now we have adjusted past data to match our X-box output. (Or just erased it).

Bruce Cobb
September 19, 2019 6:08 pm

“Green”: Pretending to care about the environment as cover for other, nefarious agendas. See “Red”.
“Red”: Socialistic/Marxist tendencies with a special hatred for the US and its stubborn insistence on democratic principles. See “Green”.

September 19, 2019 6:20 pm

For a fun time, ask a liberal/feminist why they don’t celebrate ‘Iron Lady’ Thatcher as a feminist icon, seeing as she was the first female British PM and was for a time the most powerful woman in the world. The meltdown as they try to come up with excuses is entertaining.

September 19, 2019 6:20 pm

I didn’t see “denier” ?
Nor “I’m rubber, you’re glue. Everything bounces off me and sticks to you”

September 19, 2019 6:35 pm

calibrated uncertainty language — words chosen and hyped to fool unenlightened people into believing a failed theory and the practically meaningless climate-computer-model output incorporating it (e.g., “virtually certain”, “very likely”, “likely”).

consensus — a popular substitute word for “nonsense” used to support a failed theory and practically meaningless computer-model output embraced by people whose jobs depend on it.

climatology — a bastardized spelling of the word, “climastrology”, enthusiastically embraced by those wishing to elevate pseudo-science to the respect level of hard science.

greenhouse effect — a badly chosen name for a poorly understood process, historically propagated into an ever larger chain of erroneous thinking, retained by many, promoted by many, and accepted as fact, mostly because the name sounded cool at the time, so, hey, why change it now.

Reply to  Robert Kernodle
September 20, 2019 7:22 am

Robert K: consensus — a popular substitute word for “nonsense”

Oh, good one, good one. Now I’m going to laugh every time I see the word ‘consensus’ used.

September 19, 2019 7:58 pm

Hi Bob
Good list.
One more is the definition of a promotion:
In the beginning, the promoter has the vision and the public has the money.
At the end of the promotion, the promoter has the money and the public has the vision.”
Vancouver Stock Exchange, 1950s.

Tim Crome
September 19, 2019 9:26 pm

Climate Corruption – the output and results of the activities of the Climate Activists and Climate Scientists.

September 19, 2019 9:30 pm

Renewable energy: Expensive solutions that don’t work to a problem that doesn’t exist instituted by self legalising protection rackets that don’t protect, masquerading as public servants who don’t serve the public.

September 19, 2019 11:18 pm

” climate change/global warming crusade, or, if you prefer, the anti-fossil-fuel-producing-and-exporting-country crusade”

There’s your problem Bob, you think these two things are the same. Sorry, US exceptionalism is just a fantasy.

Reply to  Loydo
September 20, 2019 6:40 am

Indeed. A definition of ‘climate change’ is conspicuously absent.

Probably because there is no actual definition.

Reply to  Loydo
September 21, 2019 3:57 pm

Lloydo, what do you mean???

US Exceptionalism a fantasy? Please explain, if you can.

September 19, 2019 11:58 pm

“Paris Agreement – International Treaty intended to control the prosperity, mobility, lifestyle choices, and well-being of the citizens of developed nations, while transferring wealth from developed to developing nations.”

Correction: while transferring the wealth to corrupt dictators in developing nations and corrupt western NGOs helping them spend said wealth in ways that make them richer, as well and making the poor people poorer.

Old Ranga from Oz
September 19, 2019 11:59 pm

Another term is Useful Idiots: climate activists, climate marchers, climate alarmists, sucked in by Al Gore and his socialist fellow-travellers.

Next time they glue themselves to the freeways, the cops should leave them there overnight, detouring traffic while they cope with filling bladders and the need to defecate. All filmed by TV crews for the 24-hr news.

September 19, 2019 11:59 pm
Reply to  John
September 20, 2019 4:54 pm

‘nearly every corner of the globe’ : not PR China (world’s largest emitter)
‘this is an emergency’: a good day to wag school
‘our house is on fire’: our pants are on fire

Richard S Courtney
September 20, 2019 12:32 am

Bob Tisdale,

You provide accurate quotes of Margaret Thatcher from early this century. However, you omit context. She had started the scare two decades earlier and did not like that the scare had obtained ‘a life of its own’. The good comments you cite were made by Lady Thatcher after she had been UK Prime Minister (PM) and were an attempt to correct the scare she had deliberately created; her words you quote are like the Sorcerer’s Apprentice trying to stop the brooms.

The global warming hypothesis had existed for about a century as an obscure scientific conjecture. Several people had tried to make use of it to cause a scare but none was successful because
(a) the globe had not warmed as much as the nineteenth century calculations had predicted
(b) the scare-mongers lacked political position together with resources to create the scare.

Mrs Thatcher came to power as UK Prime Minister in 1979 and she was the first female leader of an industrialised Western State. Her experience of government was then only as Education Secretary (i.e. a Junior Minister) in the failed Heath government. She wanted to obtain credibility as PM which she could use to benefit the UK and Sir Crispin Tickell (the UK Ambassador to the UN) suggested a method to obtain it.

Mrs Thatcher had a degree in chemistry from Oxford University and few politicians know or understand science. Sir Crispin suggested she should make a fuss about a ‘scientific’ issue and he suggested ‘global warming’ as the issue.

Mrs Thatcher adopted Sir Crispin’s suggestions and she started to campaign about ‘global warming’. Politicians from other countries took notice and asked their civil servant’s for advice (if only to stop Mrs T’s campaign from disrupting summit meetings). The advice they obtained said ‘global warming’ was scientifically dubious but economically interesting: if all countries were ‘handicapped’ according to their energy usage then all except the largest economy (i.e. the USA) would gain competitive advantage at the expense of the USA. American politicians ignored the issue (for more than a decade) but politicians from all other countries joined in support of it. Thus, Margaret Thatcher had started an international political issue and so had become a significant politician on the world stage in record time.

Mrs Thatcher could not have promoted ‘global warming’ abroad without support of her political Party (the Conservative Party) at home. Her Party went along with it because ‘global warming’ seemed to attack the use of coal and they blamed the National Union of Mineworkers (NUM) for collapse of the Heath government.

Importantly, Mrs Thatcher needed to spend money on the issue if her ‘global warming’ campaign were to be taken seriously. So, priorities for research were altered: climate-related research was given priority and funding for it was increased (this cost nothing because research funds were cut for other things). Soon, all requests for research funding attempted to show relationship to climate. Later, but before the time of the above quotations from Lady Thatcher, she established the Hadley Center for Climate Research which to this day is the operating centre for the UN IPCC.

The ‘global warming’ scare is a bandwagon. Politicians of all ideologies can use it for their purposes and they provide money (obtained from public taxation) to promote it, for example, with subsidies for renewables.

The importance of all this is that THE GLOBAL WARMING SCARE IS POLITICAL. It has been political and not really about ‘science’ from the start. As Margaret Thatcher said about the relationship of science to politics, “Scientists should be on tap and not on top”.


B d Clark
September 20, 2019 12:33 am

“Environmental correspondents “= global warming agenda pushers, unbalanced reporting,negative connotations, look at there Twitter accounts these people that they proudly link too,they are not reporters they are infiltrators into news organisations pushing the global warming agenda.

Rod Evans
September 20, 2019 1:06 am

A no go area of debate, off limits and never visited by climate alarmists.
The opposite of climate alarm propaganda.
Green Nonsense Delusion.

September 20, 2019 5:23 am

Climate Alarmism: A system of belief involving ideological authority (IPCC), proselytizing (media and educational institutions), patron saints (Thunberg and Mann), public ceremonies (protest marches), sacred writings (pal-reviewed papers), pilgrimages (conferences), prophesies (climate models), confession of failure, shunning of heretics, and apocalyptic visions.

Jonathan Ranes
September 20, 2019 5:53 am

This thread is brutal, I love it

Mickey Reno
September 20, 2019 6:25 am

Carbon = pollution, formerly defined as an element in the periodic table with atomic weight of 6, one of the most reactive elements, building block of organic molecules and thus of all known life in the Universe.

o Carbon pollution = Any gas or solid containing elemental carbon
o Hydrocarbon = certain forms of carbon pollution that are easily combustible (see Fossil Fuels)
o Carbon dioxide (CO2) = carbon pollution produced by many natural and unnatural processes and miraculous driver of climate change
o Carbon monoxide (CO) = silent killer carbon pollution produced when burning other forms of carbon pollution, often confused with CO2
o Methane = gaseous carbon pollution that is emitting from all dead and decaying plants and animals and certain other organic chemical processes not necessarily involving dead plants and animals (see Titan)
o Plants = living, immobile carbon pollution (see Tree)
o Dead and decaying plants = carbon pollution (see Compost Pile, Salad)
o Animals = living mobile carbon pollution (see Cheetah)
o Dead Animals = corpse; carbon pollution; delicious chops, steaks, burgers, bacon, sushimi, lobster tails in drawn butter, etc.
o Fossil Fuels = easily combustible carbon pollution formed mostly from former living organic carbon pollution (see coal, oil, natural gas, etc.)
o Tree = carbon pollution that when fossilized turns into coal
o Cord Wood = cut and split carbon pollution used in fireplaces and wood stoves for heating and cooking
o Chips = carbon pollution consisting of dried animal dung, and used in place of coal or cord wood in certain places where other forms of combustible carbon pollution are rare or expensive
o Limestone = mineral carbon pollution
o White Cliffs of Dover = uplifted carbon pollution formation on the South Coast of Great Britian
o Coral Reef = outer shell of living carbon pollution, growing on the dead mineralized corpses of previous generations of carbon pollution
o White Sand Beach = dead mineral calcium carbonate pollution (from pulverized coral reef carbon pollution)
o Compost Pile = virtuous carbon pollution for gardeners, which replenishes soil depleted of previous carbon pollution
o Black Carbon (aka Soot) = carbon pollution resulting from oxidizing or burning other carbon pollution.
o Human Being = selfish, greedy, unnatural carbon pollution that thinks (see Virus, Cancer, Overpopulation, Milk Suckers, Monkey Boy)
o Dog = carbon pollution’s best friend
o Sport Utility Vehicle (SUV) = conveyance for carbon pollution that consumes carbon pollution producing more carbon pollution

September 20, 2019 8:26 am

“A Lot, Tons Of It, Loads”: Now widely accepted and accurate response when asked what proportion of all atmospheric gas is CO2.
“Heathen, Liar, Liar, Pants on Fire”: Common retort to use when someone explains to you that nearly all of our Earth’s atmosphere is actually Nitrogen and Oxygen.
“All Of It”: The spontaneous reply when asked how much of the sky’s minuscule amount of CO2 is actually man-made.
“Blasphemer, Heretic, You’re Talking Rubbish”: Accepted terminology and opinion to describe a person who has, by simply ‘looking it up’, established that well over 95% of CO2 is entirely natural and there is nothing that the human race can ever do to prevent it from occurring.

September 20, 2019 9:41 am

Climate Change: Any process within the atmosphere. All atmospheric processes are driven by carbon dioxide produced from humans use of fossil fuels.

September 20, 2019 10:26 am

Green: gullible, naive, foolish, ignorant, wet behind the ears etc….

AGW is not Science
September 20, 2019 10:31 am

I’d have to modify some of these…

Climate Feedback – Phenomenon that enhances climate warming or cooling (positive feedback) or suppresses climate warming or cooling (negative feedback), the sign of which should be understood to be net negative, based on the paleoclimate record, as it relates to the climate of the real world. It is assumed by climate modelers to be positive, in direct contradiction to the Earth’s climate history, in order to manufacture a fake “crisis” which keeps them employed.

Extinction Rebellion, Climate Strike,, Earth First, The Sierra Club, World Wildlife Fund, Greenpeace, and Other Fossil-Fuel-Protest Groups – Overindulged, immature, ungrateful, naïve, deluded, clueless, hypocritical, and gullible children (and adults behaving like children) with a massively net-negative contribution to society who have been brainwashed by decades of ever-scarier catastrophe propaganda about fossil fuels and seek to impose their stupidity on everyone else, despite their own “goals” being in direct contradiction of their own self-interest, which they are too blind to see having drunk far too much of the Kool-Aid.

Green New Deal (more correctly – “Green Screw-Steal”) and Democratic President Candidate Plans – Plans to destroy the United States economy, thereby creating a desperate class of dependent serfs whose votes they can manipulate with “free” stuff paid for with increasingly worthless printed greenbacks, and as a side effect attempt to Magically Create Weather Stasis; to summarize, socialist manifestos based on contrived science and economic lunacy.

Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC; which actually stands for the “Intergovernmental Propaganda on Climate Control”) – Political (not science) entity founded by the United Nations in the 1980s to make an international “anti-growth, anti-capitalist, anti-American” movement seem, via smoke and mirrors, to have a foundation in science, and an attempt at the most massive power grab the world has ever seen this side of Hitler.

IPCC Assessment Reports – Propaganda prepared for and by UN bureaucrats that repeat the same misinforming and disinforming crystal-ball-like prognostications of the future in each edition but with ever-increasingly desperate-sounding certainties about things getting “worse than they thought” – even as their “projections” of the amount of supposed “warming” have to be repeatedly reduced because the real world (even after all of the cynical temperature data “adjustments” which attempt to make it look worse than reality) is not cooperating.

Paris Agreement – International Treaty intended to control the prosperity, mobility, lifestyle choices, and well-being of the citizens of developed nations, while transferring wealth from poor and middle class people in developed nations to rich, politically connected scumbags in developed nations and to tin horn dictators in developing nations.

And some additions…

Uncertainties – Unknown unknowns, known unknowns, and massive inaccuracy ranges, apples-to-potatoes comparisons, and other issues with (often so-called) “data,” which are to be summarily ignored, discounted, belittled, hidden, denied, and otherwise swept under the rug at every opportunity in order to create an illusion of “scientific” certainty of human-induced climate “crisis,” even as the real world stubbornly shows no such “crisis” exists.

Climate Data – Reeking excrement that has been burnished, polished, waxed, buffed, perfumed, plated, and presented as a gourmet meal, with a side dish of denial of its underlying odor.

Weather Station – A thermometer sited as close as possible to every artificial source of heat imaginable, including barbecues, HVAC equipment, jet engines, asphalt, and concrete, in order to provide as much climate propaganda fodder as possible.

Enhanced Greenhouse Effect – Purely hypothetical bullshit that assumes CO2 to be what the Earth’s climate history plainly shows it to never have been – a “driver” of the Earth’s climate. Requires that “all other things” be “held equal” (which they will not be) in order to have any validity. Ignores water vapor (which is the main “greenhouse gas”) and water in all of its phases, whose climate impact dwarves and overwhelms any hypothetical effect of adding atmospheric CO2.

“Climate Event” – ANY “bad” weather news, which serves as excellent propaganda with which to bend the will of the weak-minded.

“Weather” – Any GOOD news about the weather, which by Eco-Nazi decree can therefore having nothing to do with the supposed human-induced “climate change.”

Suckers – People who are stupid enough, gullible enough, deluded enough, or clueless enough to believe that human fossil fuel related CO2 emissions are powerful enough to induce a “climate crisis” and who are willing to vote for “policies” that will ensure that they will starve and freeze to death in the dark, in order to “do something” about the non-existent “crisis.”

Roger welsh
September 20, 2019 10:59 am

To. Bob Tisdale.
I have ,unsuccessfully, tried to get Anthony Watts to talk about ” climate changes” or ” current climate change” .

This will bring to halt the deliberate misrepresentation that a change in climate is sureal and must, therefore be the result of human presence!

Think of the bending of young minds by whomsoever is formenting deliberate lies. To what end?

Is the fundamental principle that our solar system is in charge of climate for this Earth? Or humans?


Reply to  Roger welsh
September 21, 2019 6:18 am

No one in the U.S. has experienced climate change. No climates in the U.S. have changed in a hundred years.

Gordon Dressler
September 20, 2019 12:31 pm

Climate change (noun):
1. A very flexible meme that is adjusted to fit any need as it arises, variously attributed as being the cause of (a) cooling or warming, (b) drought or rain-caused flooding, (c) increasing global cloud cover or decreasing global cloud cover, (d) increasing or decreasing global foliage/crop coverage, (e) too much wind [e.g., hurricanes and tornados] or too little wind to power wind turbines, (f) sea level rise or land subsidence, (g) melting ice in the northern hemisphere and increasing ice in the southern hemisphere, and (h) oceans acidifying from CO2 uptake or oceans outgassing CO2 due to warming global temperatures.
2. {Archaic} Long intervals of weather averaged over at least 30 years and over relatively large geographic areas; infrequently used today by a few climate scientists—and unknown by main stream media—to describe Earth’s atmosphere/biosphere variability over millennial and longer trends prior to the introduction of large scale industry, beginning ca. 1850.

Steve Z
September 20, 2019 1:14 pm

Climate Change–Any long-term alteration in the weather considered adverse by climate activists, which costs trillions of dollars to prevent. Definition is subject to change without warning.

Photosynthesis: Process by which plants use sunlight to convert carbon dioxide and water to food and energy, which is not understood by climate activists.

Sun–A huge nuclear-fusion reactor located 93 million miles from earth, which is the original source for all energy on earth, but has no effect on Earth’s climate (according to climate activists).

Latent Heat–Energy required to turn ice to water or liquid water to vapor, which is ignored by climate models.

Global Climate Models–Computer simulations which have over-predicted temperature rises over the past 40 years, but are dependable for predicting those over the next 80 years.

Nuclear Fission: Extremely efficient process for generating electricity without carbon dioxide emissions, which climate change alarmists consider too dangerous to use.

Sea Level: The boundary between land and ocean, whose average height has risen a few millimeters per year over the past century, whose rise is predicted to accelerate in the future for no reason.

Ice Cap: A large body of ice covering a large land mass, which is a major source of alarm when it loses mass in summer, but is ignored when it gains mass in winter.

Carbon Dioxide: A harmless gas required by plants for all life on earth, which is blamed for climate change, and exhaled by climate activists and deniers all over the world.

Dihydrogen Monoxide: The greenhouse gas which represents 95% of all heating of the atmosphere by infrared absorption. Climate alarmists make no attempt to control its emission rate.

Climate Science Denier: A person who does not believe that carbon dioxide emissions will greatly affect the Earth’s climate, who has studied irrelevant subjects such as meteorology, chemistry, or infrared absorption physics.

September 20, 2019 4:20 pm

Box of matches denier: someone who thinks climate change causes wildfires (also Lightning strike denier).
Fault denier: someone (usually a celebrity) who thinks climate change causes earthquakes.

September 21, 2019 5:23 am

Anyone who is a climate sceptic and/or votes Republican.
Anyone who works in the fossil fuel industry.

Gordon Dressler
Reply to  StephenP
September 21, 2019 8:30 am

. . . and all (but CAGW proponents) that dare post intelligent articles and comments on the WUWT website.

Johann Wundersamer
September 23, 2019 8:39 pm

IPCC Assessment Reports – Propaganda prepared for and by UN bureaucrats that repeat the same misinforming and disinforming crystal-ball-like prognostications of the future in each edition but with ever-increasingly desperate-sounding certainties


IPCC Assessment Reports – Propaganda prepared for and by UN bureaucrats that repeat the same misinforming and disinforming crystal-ball-like, type “the one-eyed leads the blind” prognostications of the future in each edition but with ever-increasingly desperate-sounding certainties

Johann Wundersamer
September 23, 2019 8:46 pm

Mainstream Media – Propaganda purveyors.


Mainstream Media – Punch line happy Propaganda purveyors.

Johann Wundersamer
September 23, 2019 9:20 pm

green believers – a pseudo religious cult masking real science as “untrustworthy, suspectible, astray leading aberration” using the “reasonable doubts” tool to trap the public in the shock-induced paralysis of “beware of tipping points!”

Johann Wundersamer
September 23, 2019 9:34 pm

green believers – a pseudo religious cult masking real science as “untrustworthy, suspectible, astray leading aberration” using the “reasonable doubts” tool to trap the public in the shock-induced paralysis of “beware of tipping points!”

/ remember in awe the

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