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    Quote Originally Posted by Tantive View Post
    Instead of Global Warming, Climate Shift sounds more revelant =]
    If we're going to say it's a climate shift, shouldn't we say which way the shift is going? Is there a reason to be purposely ambiguous?

    That's why the phrase global warming is more relevant than simply climate shift.

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    quite purposely, since it's hard to tell how it will unfold.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tantive View Post
    quite purposely, since it's hard to tell how it will unfold.
    That's not how broad weather shifts go. They are purposeful and the direction isn't going to switch any time soon.

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    In any case, global warming currently carries a stigma...and climate shift would get a listener to ask questions.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tantive View Post
    In any case, global warming currently carries a stigma...and climate shift would get a listener to ask questions.
    We shouldn't change scientific or even social labels just because they get a bit of negative or positive stigma.

    Climate shift would have its own stigma. You can't escape it. It would have a global warming denying or anti-global warming stigma to some people.

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    Then just continiu using global warming then if you feel the need to :p

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    Scientists have two options:

    1) they can competely avoid the public.

    2) They can master the art of PR.

    It seems to me AJ that you are advising them to take a doomed middle course.
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    Quote Originally Posted by Magic Poriferan View Post
    Scientists have two options:

    1) they can competely avoid the public.

    2) They can master the art of PR.

    It seems to me AJ that you are advising them to take a doomed middle course.
    They don't need to do the PR themselves. They can have their social and political allies do that for them.

    1.) Study pops up in the scientific journal Nature.
    2.) Advocacy organization or think-tank picks it up and brings attention to it.
    3.) Media reports on it.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Tater Typhoon View Post
    We simply cannot afford to gamble... by ignoring it. We cannot risk inaction. These scientists who say we are merely entering a period of climate instability are acting irresponsibly. The indications that our climate can soon change for the worse are too strong to be reasonably ignored.

    - 1978 Lowell Ponte, The Cooling p. 237 (about global cooling)

    We can conjure up any scenarios our imagination(s) can muster by measuring the non-linear variables of environmental systems. People always assume that they are linear, but they are not - this is why meteorologists make 10 day forecasts that are sometimes revealed as moot once the rain doesn't come. If we can't predict the weather accurately within a 10 day timespan, or even a span of months, then how could we possible manage to forecast a global catastrophe in the next 50 years?
    Spot on, Potato. It's like predicting lottery numbers. I think it's useful to cut down on pollution(especially water and air) if only for the immediate increase in water/air quality. It goes without saying that people have an impact(usually negative) on the environment and there's nothing wrong with trying to reverse that. The biggest problem for the environment in the next ten years is probably population growth, as always.
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