Originally Posted by cdcox
This is question asked by an uniformed neophyte who is utterly unqualified to participate in discussions about policies needed to address this situation. You have been duped hook, line, and sinker.
I searched Web of Science (a citation database for scientific literature) for the terms:
Climate Change AND carbon dioxide (I included carbon dioxide to exclude hits on articles that might be discussing climate change phenomena not related to carbon dioxide emissions.)
The search will identify occurrences of these words in either the title or the abstract of the article.
The first 10 appearances of global warming occurred during or before 1985.
The first 10 appearances of Climate Change AND carbon dioxide occurred during or before 1984.
The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change was formed in 1988.
The term "Global Warming" is not dead. It appeared in more than 1800 scientific articles in 2013 alone.
Climate change is a broader term that includes global warming along with changes in precipitation, wind patters, and frequency of extreme events such as floods, droughts, and severe storms. Global warming is one kind of climate change. No one is backing off the claim that the planet is warming.
Feel free to cut and past this to anyone who asks this utterly stupid question in the future.
Well, considering that I was talking about general media and not scientific literature...
I think the young people enjoy it when I "get down," verbally, don't you?