It frustrates me to no end to hear the media refer to “climate change”! Why is it broadened to this instead of specified as global warming. Is that no longer what it is? Oh that’s right, the faithful finally realised that the globe isn’t warming.
It was first the ‘greenhouse effect’, but as was rightfully pointed out, this is a natural phenomenon, so they specified it to the ‘enhanced greenhouse effect’. This was too long, so ‘global warming’ became the appropriate term. This is the term I use as it is specific (the globe is meant to be WARMING) and after all this time, has an implied anthropogenic aspect. “Climate change” does not have the human impact implied and so it can be used by warmists and not be refuted. Julia Gillard recently bemoaned “shock jocks” telling lies about how “climate change is not real”. No one denies climate change, it has been changing for four billion years without our help and despite what some would have you believe, we still play no meaningful role (show me evidence otherwise).