110% Newspeak? Guardian: “Hold my Beer”

The whole climate of thought will be different. In fact, there will be no thought, as we understand it now. Orthodoxy means not thinking — not needing to think. Orthodoxy is unconsciousness

George Orwell, 1984

Nineteen Eighty-Four, often published as 1984, is a dystopian novel by English writer George Orwell published in June 1949, whose themes center on the risks of government overreach, totalitarianism and repressive regimentation of all persons and behaviors within society.

Nineteen-Eighty-Four | Wikipedia

The Guardian has updated its style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world.

Instead of “climate change” the preferred terms are “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown” and “global heating” is favoured over “global warming”, although the original terms are not banned.

“We want to ensure that we are being scientifically precise, while also communicating clearly with readers on this very important issue,” said the editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner. “The phrase ‘climate change’, for example, sounds rather passive and gentle when what scientists are talking about is a catastrophe for humanity.”

Why the Guardian is changing the language it uses about the environment | Damian Carrington Environment editor

A major U.K.-based newspaper will swap out the terms “climate change” and “global warming” for “stronger language to describe the situation we’re in,” according to the editor-in-chief.

The Guardian newspaper announced Friday it will swap the term “climate change” for “climate emergency, crisis or breakdown,” and “global warming” will be substituted for “global heating.”00

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However, terms like “climate crisis” are not used in serious scientific studies or literature. Instead, phrases meant to sound the alarm on global warming mostly come from activists and politicians pushing an agenda.

Bjorn Lomborg, author and director of the Copenhagen Consensus Center, criticized The Guardian’s new guidelines as “newspeak,” the official language of the fictional nation of Oceania in George Orwell’s “1984.”Damian Carrington

‘NEWSPEAK’: MAJOR NEWSPAPER WILL REFER TO CLIMATE CHANGE AS AN ‘EMERGENCY,’ ‘BREAKDOWN’

Michael Bastasch | Energy Editor/

Newspeak is the language of Oceania, a fictional totalitarian state and the setting of the novel Nineteen Eighty-Four (1949), by George Orwell. To meet the ideological requirements of English Socialism (Ingsoc) in Oceania, the ruling Party created Newspeak, a controlled language of restricted grammar and limited vocabulary, meant to limit the freedom of thought — personal identity, self-expression, free will — that threatens the ideology of the régime of Big Brother and the Party, who have criminalized such concepts into thoughtcrime, as contradictions of Ingsoc orthodoxy.

Newspeak | Wikipedia

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