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global weirding

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  • n. An alternative to global warming to reflect the belief that climate change causes or will cause various weather-related extremes, including both hot and cold weather, to become more intense.

Etymologies

A pun on the term "global warming", Thomas Friedman of The New York Times is sometimes credited with coining the term "global weirding". Although he frequently promotes use of the term, he does not claim authorship explaining: (Wiktionary)

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  • An increase in severe or unusual environmental activity often attributed to global warming. This includes freakish weather and new animal migration patterns. -- from the American Dialect Society's 2007 "Most Likely to Succeed" word list

    February 27, 2008