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Say What? Florida Bans “Climate Change.” (But they’re not the only ones.)

Mouth Taped Shut“Reality is that which, when you stop believing in it, doesn’t go away.” – Philip K. Dick

The Governor of Florida has decided that ignoring climate change will make it go away. According to the Miami Herald, “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.” The ban was apparently communicated verbally and not written into policy. Hmm, we wonder why?

Read more here.

Sadly, Florida’s not the only state doing the “ignore it and it will go away” dance.  In 2012 North Carolina’s state legislature ruled that any predictions on future sea-level rise could only be based on historical data and only back to 1900. No newer technologies could be employed.  And in Pennsylvania in the same year, the state’s Department of Conservation and Natural Resources  (DCNR) was ordered to remove the term “climate change” from its website.

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