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Hurricanes are changing with the climate. Our words about them may need to change, too

Although scientists have fine-tuned their forecasts, dramatically slicing hurricane track errors in half since the days of Hurricane Andrew, and more recently enlisting social science teams to tailor-make forecast graphics, our language and terminology are miring communications in the past.

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Yes, there’s a climate change version of Wordle now

In “A Greener Worldle,” the word of the day always has something to do with our burning planet, like adapt, clean, drown, or — yesterday’s answer — facts.

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How to avoid climate change jargon

Here's a sentence that's basically unintelligible to most people: Humans must mitigate global warming by pursuing an unprecedented transition to a carbon neutral economy.

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Study: The public is pretty confused by your climate change jargon

Study: The public is pretty confused by your climate change jargon

Carbon neutral? Mitigation? People don't know the words scientists think they do.
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Paul Chadwick: The urgency of climate crisis needed robust new language to describe it
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Paul Chadwick: The urgency of climate crisis needed robust new language to describe it

Changes to how the Guardian writes about climate prompted a discussion with readers.

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