Why is the UK Guardian now changing "global warming" to "global heating"?
UK’s Guardian Changes Style Rules to Reflect ‘Crisis’: ‘Global Heating,’ ‘Climate Emergency’
The Guardian newspaper announced it is changing it style rules for staff that report on the environment in an article with the headline: “’It’s a crisis, not a change:’ the six Guardian language changes on climate matters.”
The Guardian listed in the article the new words and phrases it will now employ in its reporting and also images (think polar bear on a tiny iceberg or fires in the Amazon) and explained its reasoning:
In addition to providing updated guidelines on which images our editors should use to illustrate the climate emergency, we have updated our style guide to introduce terms that more accurately describe the environmental crises facing the world. Our editor-in-chief, Katharine Viner, said: “We want to ensure that we are being scientifically precise, while also communicating clearly with readers on this very important issue.” These are the guidelines provided to our journalists and editors to be used in the production of all environment coverage across the Guardian’s website and paper:
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