Old George must be laughing in his grave! An expert on 'political-speak', how he would have enjoyed the slitherings and slidings, the nuances and the contradictions, the downright (or downwrong!) gang-banging of words indulged in by the HAFs (Hot Air Fanatics). First they told us it was 'global cooling', then it was 'global warming', but then, about a dozen years ago when global temperatures failed to rise much, it was 'climate change'. The only thing that did rise was the mounting chorus of disbelief, the snorts and giggles of derision and the shouts of 'Show us your willy!' This convinced them that as a rapidly diminishing minority they needed a new slogan and thanks to a report by Hot Air quoting The Washington Examiner I can reveal to you what it is:
In the face of this growing amount of new scientific evidence, environmentalists are not backing down, but changing their rhetoric.
One leader at a meeting related to the Rio +20 conference this week, noting that because conservatives reject the notion global warming, “We don’t use the term climate change anymore. It’s sustainable development.”
"Sustainable development"! There, remember, you read it here first! So hang on to your wallets!