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If you’ve been following President Obama’s speeches on climate recently (if you could pick them out from all the others), you may have noticed a new turn of phrase. From yesterday’s effort:

I am proud to say that the United States has done more to promote clean energy and reduce carbon pollution in the last eight months than at any other time in our history. . . . We’re investing billions to capture carbon pollution so that we can clean up our coal plants.

In the administration’s newspeak, “carbon pollution” has replaced “greenhouse gases.” Presumably floods will henceforth be referred to as “water pollution” and heatwaves as “solar pollution.”

Marlo Lewis has more at Openmarket.



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