Climate change or Global warming? Americans seem to think that Global warming is a worse problem than Climate change- the former made people relate to melting ice sheets while the latter left people feeling disengaged. While it's good that people care about one or the other as Global warming come from Climate change surely this article shows that more education on this matter is needed rather than dumbing everything down. Sending out the wrong message by only talking about Global warming may mean that people get a falsified view of the problem. For example at the beginning the year when many southern latitudes became colder people saw that as an argument against Global warming as the weather got colder. There is a lack of understanding in regards to climate and weather as well as seeing the link between Global warming and Climate change. Therefore, I don't think that dumbing this issue down is going to help- at all!
“Those two terms get heard and interpreted in very different ways,” Anthony Leiserowitz, a research scientist at Yale and one of the lead authors, told The Guardian. “The choice of these two terms really does matter, depending on who you are talking to.” The term “global warming” resonates far more powerfully, triggering images of ice melt, extreme weather and catastrophe. Mention “climate change”, however, and many Americans begin to disengage, the researchers found. The researchers found naming the issue as “global warming” rather than climate change made it easier to connect. Americans in general were 13% more likely to say that global warming was a bad thing.