There are some people who think that you can avoid events happening if you do not mention them. On one level this is mere superstition. If you avoid thinking about climate change and global warming you will not prevent it happening; in fact you are more likely to increase it happening because not thinking about global warming means that you will not think of any measures to combat it, slow down its pace or make any preparations which may help humanity when the time comes that the planet is much warmer than it is now.
It seems that staff at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection were ordered not to use “climate change” and “global warming” in official communications. The Governor of Florida, Mr Rick Scott, is not convinced that climate change is caused by human activity and it the Governor so orders climate change by anthropological action is clearly non-existent, as far as the Governor is concerned.
Most people believe that the climate is warming, when taken as a whole across the whole world. It is just as well, because the evidence is irrefutable. However, there are many who say humans are not causing the warming, and in truth the evidence that humans are causing the warming is there on a balance of probabilities and beyond reasonable doubt, but not beyond any doubt whatsoever.
I wonder how the Governor of Florida will protect his people from the effects of climate change and global warming if official reports are unable to describe these effects or use these terms.
“That which we call a rose by any other name would smell as sweet”, and that which we call global warming would by any other name be just as warm.