This soon became known as Global Warming. At some point in time, this new expression was dropped and it became what is currently the term Climate Change. This new term is best because it can mean anything we want it to mean without making any specific reference to any observable criteria. You would have noticed this fact by observing that any phenomenon that is reported in the news these days is usually attributed to Climate Change, for example, the declining number of polar bears on the planet
- the geographical distribution of malaria
- the prolonged drought in Australia
- the melting glaciers around the world and the shrinking of the polar caps
- the whole in the ozone layer
No doubt the increase in the number of homosexuals leading to social pressure to allow for homosexual marriages to be legalized is also due to climate change, we just need another expert to explain the causal links in this process to us simpletons... but I digress.
While many of us sit around celebrating Christmas in Australia, asking ourselves what has happened to the beautiful hot summers we used to know, in Europe snow storms are causing chaos at Heathrow and Paris airports. Temperatures of minus 18c are reported in the news today. Britain is experiencing it's coldest winter in 120 years.
I'm sure it won't be long before some scientist appears explaining to us simple folk how the record snowfall and drop in temperature is all directly linked to Climate Change and reassure us that we have not been deceived in our belief that the planet earth is warming up.