And the name itself tries to influence the listener, as if any departure from some arbitrary temperature represents an anomaly and is therefore bad. The alarmists have some idea of a right temperature for the Earth, and express it as some sort of global average. The whole idea is ridiculous. BUT, odds are if you plot that temperature (well, it's not a temperature at all, it's a concept measured in temp units) over 100 years, one end of the line will be higher than the other, so you can have an alarm over cooling or warming. The chances of the global average temp being identical between two times 100 years apart are minimal. Even if the average were identical, would that mean the climate conditions were the same? Well, no, it could be 15C all the time, or -273/+303 every day.