First they swapped out "terrorism" in favor of "man-caused disasters," and "War on Terror" became an "overseas contingency operation" overnight.
Now the Obama White House is suggesting a new public lexicon for "global warming." According to Obama science czar John Holdren, "global warming" oversimplifies the issue of climate change and doesn't fully convey just how dangerous it really is. Instead of "global warming," Holdren suggested using the term "global climate disruption" in a speech he delivered in Oslo last week.
Holdren said global warming is a “dangerous misnomer” for a problem far more complicated than a mere rise in temperature.
“They’re trying to come up with more politically palatable ways to sell some of this stuff,” Republican pollster Adam Geller told Fox News, noting that Democrats also recently rolled out a new logo and now refer to the Bush tax cuts as “middle-class tax cuts.”
“Every time we’re digging our cars out — what global warming?” Geller said. “(Global climate disruption is) more of a sort of generic blanket term, I guess, that can apply in all weather conditions.”
Good to know.