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  •  The effects of global warming = "Climate Mutation" (0+ / 0-)

    Several others have made similar suggestions above.  It may be necessary to distinguish the cause [global warming] from the effect -- climate transformation or mutation.  I prefer "climate mutation" because it evokes the sense of danger.   Climate "change?"  Sounds harmless, on its face.

    Global "Warming," as a descriptor, leads many individuals to conclude that the logical result of such would be less snow.  The reality, as I understand it, is that the global warming really screws around with global weather and slowly, but drastically, transforms the planetary surface and climates in ways which will compel us to adapt or die.  That is a virulent climate mutation, in my book.

    Of course, folks who don't trust scientists won't care what you call it.  But, if enough people get it, the social pressure will build and demand attention.  That's my theory, asnyway

    •  Warmer atmosphere holds more moisture (0+ / 0-)
      compel us to adapt or die
      Adaption to a increase of global average temperature by 6 deg Centrigrade, which is where business as usual scenarios can take us, is not feasible.
      •  Ending business as usual is an adaptation, IMO n/t (0+ / 0-)

        It's something I'd like to work toward, in any case.

        •  prevention, not adaptation (0+ / 0-)

          You wrote

          transforms the planetary surface and climates in ways which will compel us to adapt or die
          Ending business as usual is needed to prevent that from happening. After it happens, it's too late.

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