Another rebranding for climate change, be very afraid.

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Individual writers have used the phrase "scorched earth" in conjunction with climate change for years. The example you provided dates back to 2015. It's called hyperbole. While the UK does not hold a monopoly on the use of hyperbolic headlines, they engage in sensationalism with considerable frequency. The U.K.-based Independent published an article about climate change back in March 1996 titled "Our Scorched Earth." It wasn't an effort to "gain traction." It was just an effort to get people to read the article.
How about climate catastrophe. That too seems to be in the runing and yes as stated in the OP hyperbole is the name of the game.

Toward climate catastrophe': World must slash emissions immediately, UN report says
 
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Well if you ever read up on how he treated his horse.

He never owned the horse. And in fact, the trainer continued to breeze the horse not knowing the animal was sick since it showed no symptoms of being ill. That was not Trump's fault but as usual, the WaPo, motherjones, etc., will blame him, smh. :rolleyes:
 
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First it was global warming but far too many global warming conferences were being cancelled due to snow storms and far too many cold snaps in far too many locations made that name a subject of far too many jokes so it was quickly morphed to climate change. Apparently the alarmist now think that doesn't scare people enough so here we go with a new focus grouped really scary word. Introducing climate collapse or maybe climate crisis but probably scorched earth! Coming to a neighborhood near you soon. LMAO

"Sometimes a brand name needs to be hyperbolic to truly capture hearts and minds. If we don’t take massive action now, Earth will be uninhabitable — an irreversible barren wasteland,” he insists. “‘Scorched Earth’ paints the direst picture of what’s to come and what we must avoid and is likely the edgiest brand name from our exploration.”

“Whatever we call it, impending climate doom is upon us if we don’t act quickly,” Hall concludes. “Perhaps a new name will shift the needle, even if just a little.”

"Mr. Hall’s contention that it does not matter if what is said is true as long as it elicits the necessary response is reminiscent of similar assertions by leaders of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement."

Oh, Climate Collapse. I like that one.
 
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First it was global warming but far too many global warming conferences were being cancelled due to snow storms and far too many cold snaps in far too many locations made that name a subject of far too many jokes so it was quickly morphed to climate change. Apparently the alarmist now think that doesn't scare people enough so here we go with a new focus grouped really scary word. Introducing climate collapse or maybe climate crisis but probably scorched earth! Coming to a neighborhood near you soon. LMAO

"Sometimes a brand name needs to be hyperbolic to truly capture hearts and minds. If we don’t take massive action now, Earth will be uninhabitable — an irreversible barren wasteland,” he insists. “‘Scorched Earth’ paints the direst picture of what’s to come and what we must avoid and is likely the edgiest brand name from our exploration.”

“Whatever we call it, impending climate doom is upon us if we don’t act quickly,” Hall concludes. “Perhaps a new name will shift the needle, even if just a little.”

"Mr. Hall’s contention that it does not matter if what is said is true as long as it elicits the necessary response is reminiscent of similar assertions by leaders of the Extinction Rebellion (XR) movement."

More doom and gloom based on lies. It is about politics not science. Gore and Kerry are proof
 
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You already admitted it's not proven but said we should react based on the seriousness of the charge. Call it a lie or an unproven hypothesis reacting to it based on how big the lie or seriousness of the charge is a fools folly.
So should we wait and then take action if what the scientists say is true actually happens?