doomism

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English[edit]

Etymology[edit]

doom +‎ -ism

Noun[edit]

doomism (uncountable)

  1. (climate change) The belief that climate breakdown is unavoidable.
    Coordinate terms: climate denialism, delayism
    • 2020 September 21, Alexandra Villarreal, “Meet the doomers: why some young US voters have given up hope on climate”, in The Guardian[1]:
      Plenty of Gen Zers are still optimistic about the climate crisis and recognize an inherent fallacy within doomism.
    • 2020, Ketan Joshi, Windfall: Unlocking a fossil-free future[2], →ISBN:
      Both denial and doomism serve the purpose of creating a justification for inaction, but doomism serves those who can't stomach the fever swamps of denialism.
    • 2021, Michael E. Mann, The New Climate War[3], PublicAffairs, →ISBN:
      Finally, and most significantly, doomism has a strange view on the escapability of climate change.

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