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I was live on @BBCNews last night talking about the language of #climate change. Here's a thread of short clips. First, I was asked to address what we call it: #ClimateChange #ClimateCrisis #ClimateEmergency #GlobalWarming Great to talk with @bbcdavideades!
Then we discussed a great term: #GlobalWeirding. Because human-caused #climate disruption is so much more than warming. It's the increased frequency & intensity of #extremeweather #heavyrain #Heatwaves #Wildfires #drought #flooding and more.
I explained why #greenhouse gases or #GHGs are not a great term for the public and why I prefer heat-trapping #pollution - it explains the mechanism.
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Hey Dr. @darakass - the climate science community has been dealing with this for decades (and you have our full sympathy and support). There are some techniques that have been broadly adopted, for example (1/n)
Recognize the telltale techniques of science denial - many of these are similar between climate and COVID19. See work by @ProfMarkMaslin @GeraldKutney @MichaelEMann @KHayhoe and @UCSUSA such as this… and this… (2/n)
Directly address the lies and intentional attempts at misinformation -great examples here by @KHayhoe in her #GlobalWeirding episodes, but also see resources from @UCSUSA, and #ClimateBrawl by @GeraldKutney (3/n)…
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