Florida Officials Ban The Term ‘Climate Change’ In Official Communications

Posted by Mike Confino, March 8, 2015

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Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection is tasked with protecting the state’s “air, water and land.” But there’s one environmental threat you won’t hear DEP officials talking about.

Officials at Florida’s DEP have banned the words “climate change” and “global warming” from all official communications, including reports and emails, according to an investigation published Sunday by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting FCIR.

Four former DEP employees told FCIR that they had been instructed not to use the terms during their time at the state’s DEP.

via Florida Officials Ban The Term ‘Climate Change’ In Official Communications | ThinkProgress.