❝ Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead.
❝ A series of emails obtained by the Guardian between staff at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a USDA unit that oversees farmers’ land conservation, show that the incoming Trump administration has had a stark impact on the language used by some federal employees around climate change.
❝ A missive from Bianca Moebius-Clune, director of soil health, lists terms that should be avoided by staff and those that should replace them. “Climate change” is in the “avoid” category, to be replaced by “weather extremes”. Instead of “climate change adaption”, staff are asked to use “resilience to weather extremes”.
RTFA for details of sophistry required by Trumpkins appointed to implement corporate obedience.
Back when conservatives and other self-righteous hacks introduced political correctness to US Government, neither party had a problem with stationing our military in 150 foreign countries managed by the shiny new “Department of Defense” instead of the War Department that actually was premised upon defending the continental United States.
Let’s hope for more backbone in a changing generation of Democrats.
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“2016 was the hottest year on record and other takeaways from NOAA’s new climate report” (PBS 8/11/17) http://www.pbs.org/newshour/rundown/2016-hottest-year-record-takeaways-noaas-new-climate-report/ See also “Arctic journey shows the glaring effects of climate change” http://www.pbs.org/newshour/bb/arctic-journey-shows-glaring-effects-climate-change/
Meanwhile: Professor Steve Running, whose work on climate science shared in a Nobel Peace Prize in 2007, is throwing in the towel. “I’m 67 years old,” Running said Thursday. “I’m getting older and kind of tired-er and beat down by the climate wars. http://missoulian.com/news/local/lauded-climate-scientist-steve-running-takes-buyout-from-university-of/article_d0bcdbb1-1c42-5983-ba35-fb4c6d48f2c1.html