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Wednesday, May 29, 2019

Call it what it is: CLIMATE CRISIS

After Republican pollster, Frank Luntz, conducted some focus groups in 2002, he found out that "climate change" was a term that did not scare folks toward action nearly as much as "global warming."  Since the primary purpose of the Republican Party is to do nothing that might disrupt the massive revenue streams of fossil fuel corporations who pay for Republican politicians, Bush II led an effort to have "climate change" replace "global warming."

It is time for another semantic shift, and this one presages an existential shift in human consciousness as it relates to human-made warming of the Earth.  The new more accurate term is "climate crisis," and we have until 2030 to implement changes that may save life on Earth from annihilation.

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