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Can Clearer Language Clear Up Climate Disputes? - New York Times (blog)

Can Clearer Language Clear Up Climate Disputes? - New York Times (blog)

Can Clearer Language Clear Up Climate Disputes? By ANDREW C. REVKIN Earlier this summer I taped a series of discussions on climate, energy and other topics with Piya Chattopadhyay of The Agenda, the excellent Canadian public affairs program on TVO . The pieces are running all this week along with the network’s coverage of options for the world’s energy menu through 2030, built around a summit that took place at the Perimeter Institute for Theoretical Physics in June. (The show ran an in-depth series on climate science last year that I covered here .) Here’s the first segment (excuse the plasticized hair): For those who don’t have time to watch, here are some core points: First, we focused on the potential to clarify many climate disputes by getting beyond iconic, but essentially meaningless, phrases like “global warming.” There are as many different definitions for that te...

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