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  •  Not Climate 'Change' but 'Breakdown' (3+ / 0-)
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    Calamity Jean, jayden, Simplify

    Words matter. Calling it merely "change" lessens the impact.

    George Monbiot: Time to change 'climate change' (Guardian):

    The second is that we have to stop calling it climate change. Using "climate change" to describe events like this, with their devastating implications for global food security, water supplies and human settlements, is like describing a foreign invasion as an unexpected visit, or bombs as unwanted deliveries. It's a ridiculously neutral term for the biggest potential catastrophe humankind has ever encountered.

    I think we should call it "climate breakdown". Does anyone out there have a better idea?

    "Federal law limits me to 3 shells when duck hunting, but no law limiting assault magazines. We have more protections for ducks than people." - Rep. Mike Thompson (CA-5)

    by radabush on Sat Oct 12, 2013 at 06:55:20 PM PDT

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