From “Climate Change” To “Climate Emergency, Crisis Or Breakdown:” The Guardian Changes The Environmental Language It Uses

 On Friday, May 17, The Guardian announced that it’s also changing the language it uses to describe what is happening to the environment. Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global heating” is favored over “global warming,” although the original terms are not banned.  It has been observed that newsroom managers have failed to see the climate crisis as fundamental, all-encompassing, and worthy of attention from every journalist on their payrolls.

By Laura Hazard Owen. Nieman Lab.  May 17, 2019.

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