NOAA and “climate disasters” – made up words?
I got a chuckle out of this new buzzword that NOAA has created in this press release: “climate disasters”. Personally, I think they’ve been caught up the disaster hype.
Well, because the term is undefined. It isn’t even in NOAA’s own glossary of meteorological terms, seen here: http://www.erh.noaa.gov/er/box/glossary.htm or in the main glossary here: http://weather.gov/glossary/index.php?letter=c
The AMS glossary doesn’t define it either: http://amsglossary.allenpress.com/glossary/search?p=1&query=%22climate+disaster%22&submit=Search
Unable to find term ‘”climate disaster”‘
Nor the Weather Channel: http://www.weather.com/glossary/c.html
NSIDC, that home of that master of disaster “the Arctic is Screaming” Dr. Mark Serreze, doesn’t have it either: http://nsidc.org/arcticmet/glossary/
Why, even the National Climatic Data Center, author of this press release, doesn’t have it:
So what is a “climate disaster”? Something apparently just made up on the spot to sound scary to apply to the “weather is not climate unless we say it is” meme.
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