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alarmist tactics

The use of fear as a means of convincing people to agree to, act upon, or unite behind something. The political candidate relied on alarmist tactics to win the election, giving the impression that her opponent would plunge the state into financial ruin.
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After their predictions were proven wrong, alarmists claimed global warming was actually to blame for the record cold and snow across America and beyond.
So, not only is the temperature record defying the fright-peddling scenarios of the alarmist computer models, it is also falsifying the claim that man-made C[O.sub.2] is responsible for causing the (non-existent) global warming "threat." The troublesome hiatus explains why a number of years ago the alarmists rebranded "global warming" with the newer, preferred "climate change" label.
The alarmists insist AGW-caused "superstorms" are causing, and will cause, increasing strife, war, conflict, and terrorism.
When an agent labels a home inspector as "an alarmist," that agent's motives immediately become suspect.
"Citizens must be vigilant against alarmist and baseless reports, especially now that social media and SMS or texts can be used and spread like wildfire," he said in a statement.
And for decades the predictions of the alarmist movement have been remarkably wrong about virtually everything.
I think Ms Hall confuses alarmist claims of 'man-caused (make that "person-caused") catastrophic global warming' with the meaningless, catch-all, weasel expression "climate change", two very different things.
"For me, we should not be too alarmist on this because China has given names to many things.
"The continual claims made by Pollock are not based on like-for-like injury statistics and her extreme and alarmist conclusions are simply not supported by the data," the statement read.
As for the latest politically-adjusted report from the alarmists at the IPCC, their initial scare was that rising temperatures were causing the climate to change outside natural variability.
Most complaints were about the use of the word "exterminate", which they said was alarmist and misleading because the trial cull was only in two areas of England.
FORMER ENERGY chief Solon Kassinis yesterday called on the press to stop being alarmist about the size of gas reserves in Block 12 of Cyprus' exclusive economic zone (EEZ), claiming the country's hydrocarbon reserves were "huge".
Both the government and the army yesterday dismissed the report as alarmist.
Manmohan Singh described it as alarmist and added that such reports should not be taken at face value.
They have not been alarmist and have monitored the situation for radium contamination closely and sensibly.