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Guardian Updates Language, Replacing “Climate Change” with “Climate Crisis”

HeadlineMay 21, 2019

In more climate news, The Guardian announced it was changing its style guide for terms describing climate events and phenomena. The Guardian’s editor-in-chief said the changes are designed to better reflect the “catastrophe for humanity” we are facing. Editors and writers will replace the term “climate change” with “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global warming” with “global heating.” Other updates include the word “wildlife” over the word “biodiversity,” and “climate science denier” instead of “climate skeptic.” The Guardian also recently added a global carbon dioxide level report to its daily weather report.

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