Mr. Obama’s Science Advisor, John Holdren, thinks the time has come to rebrand “Climate Change,” which was itself the rebranding of “Global Warming.” And he has chosen to use a name worthy of a 1970’s Art Rock band: “Global Climate Disruption.”
(“Dude, I saw Global Climate Disruption when they opened for Yes and E.L.O. at Pine Knob Back in ’74!”)
They can change its name more often than the Wu Tang Clan, but, it’s still the same old ManBearPig.
See, the problem is most of the adherents of the Global Warming Cult are people who wouldn’t be affected by the types of policies Holdren and the rest of the High Priests of ManBearPig demand. The rich celebrities, the powerful politicians, and the connected cronies wouldn’t be affected by the “necessarily skyrocketing” energy costs, vanishing jobs, or the dramatically lowered standards of living they want to inflict on everybody else.
To convince the people who would be most harmed by the Aristocracy’s favored policies, they have to make the alternative sound so scarifying that they are willing to accept the deprivations in order to defeat the enemy; llike the Soviets at Stalingrad (but actually more like the kulaks in Ukraine). Hence “Global Climate Disruption.” Which is still probably not scary enough, so they will have to up the ante further: “Climate Apocalypse,” perhaps. Or for the low information voters, “Republican Climate Shutdown.” Yeah, that should scare them enough.