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Superstorm Sandy Stokes Global-Warming Semantics Fight

30 Nov 2012

Superstorm Sandy Stokes Global-Warming Semantics Fight

How can Washington solve a problem when it keeps changing the definition? First it was called global warming. Then it morphed into climate change. Then “global weirding” was coined by some environmentalists and popularized (however briefly) by New York Times columnist Thomas Friedman in 2010. Then it disappeared altogether from the political rhetoric. Now in the wake of Hurricane Sandy, the latest buzzword is “extreme weather.”

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