There are times when existing language is insufficient to express the frustration, incredulity or other emotion felt when reading some of the things that are written or said about climate change. That happened to me today and a new word popped into my head.
Envirallax (noun) – the apparent shift in importance of a report, quotation or publication related to climate science due to the difference in belief or opinion on the causes of climate change between two readers (cf. parallax). Related terms – biased interpretation, confirmation bias, cognitive dissonance.
Whaddya think? Could it catch on?
Happy to have people add other ones they’ve come across (links please) or any they’ve come up with themselves.
Unless another blog reposts this page, or until someone uses the word elsewhere on the web this page is a Googlewhackblatt.