THE RIGHT LANGUAGE TO PROTECT THE NATURAL WORLD

WAREHAM, DORSET O GEORGE MONBIOT HAS ISSUED A TIMELY REMINDER THAT WE NEED NEW WORDS TO DESCRIBE OUR NATURAL WORLD AND THE GROWING THREATS TO IT.

LETTERS READERS RESPOND TO GEORGE MONBIOT'S RECENT ARTICLE AND NEWS THAT THE US DEPARTMENT OF AGRICULTURE IS CENSORING USE OF TERM 'CLIMATE CHANGE'

Phrases such as "climate change" and "global warming" are scientifically misleading, giving an entirely inaccurate impression.
George Monbiot's call to reconsider how we name things (Forget 'the environment'.
Wareham, Dorset o George Monbiot has issued a timely reminder that we need new words to describe our natural world and the growing threats to it.

George Monbiot’s call to reconsider how we name things (Forget ‘the environment’. Fight for our living planet, 9 August) is a timely contribution to a confusing world. But one word that both he and the majority of...

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