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Anonymous asked in EnvironmentGlobal Warming · 4 weeks ago

German linguist panel chooses "climate hysteria" as it's unword of the year.  How much more butt hurt can you get?

From the linguists:  "The word "climate (change) hysteria" defames climate protection efforts... It dismisses the increased commitment to climate protection as some kind of collective psychosis. 

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Update:

I translated part of it here.  You can translate the rest yourself from the link.

Update 2:

The word "climate (change) hysteria" defames climate protection efforts and the climate protection movement, and discredits important discussions about climate protection. The expression was used by many in politics, economics, and the media in 2019 - by the Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung as well as by entrepreneurs and especially by politicians of the Alternative for Germany party.

Update 3:

It dismisses the increased commitment to climate protection as some kind of collective psychosis. Moreover, in light of scientific findings regarding climate change, this word is misleading and irresponsibly supports anti-scientific tendencies.

http://www.unwortdesjahres.net/fileadmin/unwort/Pr...

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    The Un-word or Non-word of the year (German: Unwort des Jahres) refers to an annual action, in which a German linguists' panel chooses one new or recently popularized term that violates human rights or infringes upon Democratic principles. The term may be one that discriminates against societal groups or may be euphemistic, disguising or misleading.

    The use of "climate hysteria" aims to "defame climate protection efforts and the climate protection movement and to discredit debates" on the topic, the jury of linguists from the Technical University of Darmstadt said.

    Are you denying that this is the reason you use it?  I always thought it was obvious (and childish).

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  • Anonymous
    4 weeks ago

    Alarmism = hysteria

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