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  1. Joined
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    17 Nov '15 18:34
    Originally posted by normbenign
    Where have you been for two decades now? Even former global warming alarmists are now using the term "climate change" to reflect the reality that there hasn't been any warming.

    Even if there were, the geological and astronomical realities are the Earth's core, and the Sun are not in man's ability to control, and this planet's temperature has been much warmer in the past, even before man lit his first campfire.
    Wow are you stupid and ignorant.

    Warming never stopped, in fact it has increased, over the last 2 decades.

    Also, the terms global warming and climate change have BOTH been used since before you were born,
    and I can say that with absolute certainty without having any clue what your age is.

    They are both still correctly used today.

    Global warming is talking about the FACT that the world's average temperatures [and heat content] are
    increasing [due to man made greenhouse gas emissions]

    Climate change is talking about the shifts and changes in the Earth's climate system CAUSED by global
    warming.


    Even if you are too stupid to understand the science, claiming that people started using climate change instead
    of global warming is refuted by the ability to read. BOTH terms have been in use since before you were born and
    both terms are still in use.

    So shut up, and go to bed, would you please.
  2. Joined
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    17 Nov '15 23:313 edits
    Originally posted by googlefudge
    Wow are you stupid and ignorant.

    Warming never stopped, in fact it has increased, over the last 2 decades.

    Also, the terms global warming and climate change have BOTH been used since before you were born,
    and I can say that with absolute certainty without having any clue what your age is.

    They are both still correctly used today.

    Global war ...[text shortened]... you were born and
    both terms are still in use.

    So shut up, and go to bed, would you please.
    I did an ngram analysis of usage of "global warming" and "climate change" in the books that have been added to google books, for books dating from 1500 to 2015 and got

    https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=global+warming%2Cclimate+change&year_start=1500&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cglobal%20warming%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2Cclimate%20change%3B%2Cc0

    If the above doesn't open, you can do your own at:

    https://books.google.com/ngrams

    While it looks like there was not much mention of either term until recently, the actual numbers for a given year (accessed by moving your pointer on the grid) show several times more annual mentions of climate change (with a few exceptions) back to ~1770. Before that there was essentially no mention of either.

    "Climate change" is a broader term than "global warming". It takes into account storms, precipitation patterns, and other aspects of the meteorology of Earth.

    Incidentally, to "blow up" the graph to see the early data better, set the end-year at, say, 1950. You can analyze any time-slice this way.

    Edit: It's also interesting that British English books tend to use "climate change" more than American English books.
  3. The Catbird's Seat
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    18 Nov '15 00:40
    Originally posted by JS357
    I did an ngram analysis of usage of "global warming" and "climate change" in the books that have been added to google books, for books dating from 1500 to 2015 and got

    https://books.google.com/ngrams/graph?content=global+warming%2Cclimate+change&year_start=1500&year_end=2008&corpus=15&smoothing=3&share=&direct_url=t1%3B%2Cglobal%20warming%3B%2Cc0%3B.t1%3B%2 ...[text shortened]... esting that British English books tend to use "climate change" more than American English books.
    I wonder if an apology will be forthcoming. Obviously, someone has swallowed the coolaid on global warming fraud.
  4. Hy-Brasil
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    18 Nov '15 01:04
    At dictionary .com

    "global warming"

    noun

    an increase in the earth's average atmospheric temperature that causes corresponding changes in climate and that may result from the greenhouse effect.

    Origin of "global warming" 1975-1980
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