One of the mechanisms used by the invisible "Big Brother" government of 1984 to control the "prols" (proletariat) was Newspeak, a bastardization of the English language whose primary characteristic was a severely restricted vocabulary. The concept was that the fewer words the prols had with which to think, the less they would be able to think. And it's dangerous to allow people to think under a totalitarian regime.
Today, 67 years after Orwell wrote his prescient novel, Newspeak is rampant in our society. They don't call it Newspeak, however. They've invented a more inclusive sounding phrase – political correctness. Political Correctness – also known as Perception Control, or PC – is an attempt to limit our thinking by controlling our vocabulary. If you can ban certain phrases, such as Islamic terrorism, then you can keep people from thinking about and talking about – or even recognizing – Islamic terrorism.
The latest Perception Control campaign is an effort by an organization that calls itself Forecast the Facts (FTF), although a more accurate appellation might be "Fabricate the Facts." FTF is demanding that the Associated Press and other news outlets stop referring to informed and realistic Americans as "climate change skeptics" and label them instead climate change "deniers."
This might seem to be a minor change, but its psychological impact would be significant. The Perception Control objective here is a to cement the alleged veracity of the climate change myth in people's minds by maximally demonizing people who have the intelligence and knowledge to see through the myth. This is the same subterfuge used by preachers to elevate the salvation value of their religion by excoriating disbelievers as "sinners damned to hell for eternity."
But I've got a better idea. How about if we label those who are too smart to buy the climate change lie as "climate change pragmatists" or "climate change realists?"
Or how about if we don't label normal people at all, and instead label those who think that a mere 7 billion green plant parasites could possibly have more effect on the climate of a planet than the natural variations in radiation of that planet's star as "climate change alarmists," – or better yet, "climate change clowns?"