A short notice was published a couple of days ago in The Guardian newspaper entitled “Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment”.

You can read it here: https://bit.ly/2JqSNIC 

In essence, they say they will talk about “global heating” rather than global warming and refer to “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” instead of climate change.

(Quote): The update to the Guardian’s style guide follows the addition of the global carbon dioxide level to the Guardian’s daily weather pages. “Levels of CO2 in the atmosphere have risen so dramatically – including a measure of that in our daily weather report is symbolic of what human activity is doing to our climate. People need reminding that the climate crisis is no longer a future problem – we need to tackle it now, and every day matters.”

I think this is a very good thing and hope other media sources will follow suit. Enough dithering around the subject, let’s call a spade a spade.