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Aug 22, 2023

I always thought it somewhat ridiculous to adopt the term climate change. do those in Gore's camp desire climate not to change? is that their goal? the earth changes, the sun changes, most everything i can think of changes, including Gore's bottom line. i suspect it had to do with the previous terms used - such as global warming, global cooling - had lost their magic as events did not pan out as they predicted.

Aug 22, 2023
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Good point, Tom. Here’s what NASA says:

The terms “global warming” and “climate change” are sometimes used interchangeably, but "global warming" is only one aspect of climate change.

“Global warming” refers to the long-term warming of the planet. Global temperature shows a well-documented rise since the early 20th century and most notably since the late 1970s. Worldwide since 1880, the average surface temperature has risen about 1°C (about 2°F), relative to the mid-20th century baseline (of 1951-1980). This is on top of about an additional 0.15°C of warming from between 1750 and 1880.

“Climate change” encompasses global warming, but refers to the broader range of changes that are happening to our planet. These include rising sea levels; shrinking mountain glaciers;…

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