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Worth reading: Warming or Heating? “Lousy Crisis”

For our Prof Werner Sobek, the precise description of facts and contexts is not only the basis of all knowledge and science, but also a foundation of democracy.

The choice of words when describing a critical issue has long been the subject of “framing research“, a branch of linguistics. The book “Miese Krise” (Lousy Crisis), recently published by Katapult-Verlag, warns against the deliberately misleading use of language, e.g. by lobbies, and is an entertaining publication that is definitely worth reading.

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