May 06, 2009

DOWN THE MEMORY HOLE

I was looking for an old blog post and stumbled upon something remarkable...

Here's an interesting little dig I found in the MSN movie review for Day After Tomorrow:

The Story: A paleoclimatogist (Dennis Quaid) races to save the world and his Manhattan-trapped son (Jake Gyllenhaal) from an impending Ice Age brought on by the effects of global warming (or, as the gun-shy Fox marketers call it, "global climate change"), which causes cataclysmic hurricanes, tornadoes, blizzards, hail, heat and a colossal tidal wave. Not for the weatherphobic. [emphasis mine]

Amazing what a difference five years makes.  Nowadays, it's not a right-wing conspiracy to call it "global climate change"; it's the preferred nomenclature!  (Pssst, because we're not warming anymore.)

Who knew that Fox was the vanguard of global warming terminology?

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1 Wow, great find!  I'd love to see who was using "global climate change" in 2004 as opposed to who was using it this year.  Unfortunately, Google can only find results within the last year, and archive.org doesn't support word searches.  But linguists armed with webmining tools could get the answer ... at least until Minitrue liberates us from the inconvenience of the past.

Posted by: Amritas at May 06, 2009 04:58 PM (+nV09)

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