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Wisconsin Attempts to Silence Talk of Climate Change, But Will Anybody Listen?

Posted by Green Builder Staff

Apr 18, 2015 5:38:00 AM

See no climate change, speak no climate change, hear no climate change.

Wisconsin's 3-person Board of Commissioners of Public Land's recently voted 2-1 to ban staff discussion about climate change or global warming. I
ndeed, staff who receive emails about global warming are supposed to send the email to the board for discussion instead of replying to it.
GAG ORDER: Secretary of State Douglas LaFollette (D), State Treasurer Matt Adamczyk (R) and Attorney General Brad Schimel (R) form the 3-member Board of Commissioners of Public Land for the State of Wisconsin that voted to ban public employees from uttering unwelcome phrases such as "Climate Change."

Sadly, this is not the first state to have a government mandate against climate change come down.

Earlier this year, David Knowles publicized a report where-in Florida Department of Environmental Protection employees were banned from using several terms, including climate change and sustainability, in official communications.

In late 2012, North Carolina banned the use of scientific predictions of sea-level rise in determining coastal policy development for the state.

This move doesn't mean that the population of Wisconsin is unaware of climate change. Polls show that  60% of its residents believe it is happening, but their political representatives believe that all the nervous talk about climate change could hurt business as usual.

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