Word of the Week: ‘Net zero’

Google has a policy to ban advertisements that appear in searches if they contain content that, according to a Google representative who spoke to Reuters, “states climate change is a hoax, the Earth’s climate is not warming, or that there is no clear scientific consensus on climate change, as well as claims that there is no evidence that carbon emissions or human activity contribute to climate change or global warming.” Each of these types of claims is damnably wrong, which, as far as justifications for banning speech go, is a pretty good one. According to the Reuters piece, pegged to the news of the recent United Nations “Conference of the Parties” in Egypt, also known as COP27, just banning this kind of ad is not
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