Monday, March 09, 2015

In Florida, Officials Ban Term 'Climate Change'

The Miami Herald reports In Florida, officials ban term 'climate change'.

"DEP officials have been ordered not to use the term ‘climate change’ or ‘global warming’ in any official communications, emails, or reports, according to former DEP employees, consultants, volunteers and records obtained by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting."

"This unwritten policy went into effect after Gov. Rick Scott took office in 2011 and appointed Herschel Vinyard Jr. as the DEP’s director, according to former DEP employees. Gov. Scott, who won a second term in November, has repeatedly said he is not convinced that climate change is caused by human activity, despite scientific evidence to the contrary."

Apparently they also weren't allow to write about the policy either, as it was only described to employees verbally.

What the fuck is wrong with these people?

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