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  •  Suggestions welcome. (4+ / 0-)
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    Another Grizzle, Zinman, jayden, VClib
    Global Warming is a factor & a symptom of Global Climate Disruption.
    That's one sentence, but it isn't the whole message.

    Messaging isn't simply bumper-sticker phrases - it's also bullet points ("talking points"), and the effectively 3-point message is what needs to serve as the basis for the one-liner variants and bumper-sticker phrases that may be required to help spread the message.

    There are a lot of facts and a lot of messages to convey on any topic: but clarifying the messaging - at least consistently using the terminology, and having ready-made fall-back responses (rejoinders, factoids, what-have-you) that help drive it home, shore it up, expound and clarify are an essential part of what's needed.

    One-liners also help, of course - they can be spun off, put on bumper stickers, and used to simplify responses to the coordinated waves of disruptors & obstructors.

    ...so, what one-liners would you suggest?  (Seriously!) I'll start off:

    • Global Warming is a factor & a symptom of Global Climate Disruption.
    • [insert one liner here]
    • [insert one liner here]
    • [insert one liner here]

    ...if we can come up with several of them, and find ways to help ensure that they reinforce the underlying basic facts - and make that the core of the messaging - then it will help reality-based people keep control of the conversation.

    And that makes a big difference, IMO, to helping to change the overall conversation & any subsequent potential actions.

    •  "Climate Cluster Chaos" (4+ / 0-)
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      jayden, Calamity Jean, VClib, GreyHawk

      I was searching for a new term and reluctantly decided that "Climate Cluster Fuck" was not suitable as a public descriptor of our on-going world-wide climate disaster when JeffW suggested "Climate Cluster Chaos" as an alternative, and I have heartily adopted the term.

      Carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is now 400ppm. That is "Climate Cluster Chaos". (hat tip to JeffW for CCC)

      by Zinman on Wed Jan 08, 2014 at 10:10:16 PM PST

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