Environmental Politics

Wisconsin Board Rules State Workers Can't Talk About 'Climate Change'

"Discussing climate change is out of bounds for workers at a state agency in Wisconsin. So is any work related to climate change — even responding to e-mails about the topic. A vote on Tuesday by Wisconsin’s Board of Commissioners of Public Lands, a three-member panel overseeing an agency that benefits schools and communities in the state, enacted the staff ban on climate change."

Source: Bloomberg, 04/09/2015

Climate Change Beliefs, Parsed on Local Level, Paint Valuable Portrait

"A new statistical model grinds national poll data about climate change as finely as any pepper mill, and it can predict the public's climate change beliefs, risk perceptions, and policy preferences right down to the level of each state, county and congressional district, its authors say."

Source: InsideClimate News, 04/07/2015

Conservative ALEC Threaten Groups Criticizing It for Climate Denial

"Facing a loss of high-profile corporate sponsors, a conservative state-level policy group — the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC) — threatened action in recent weeks against activist groups that accuse it of denying climate change."

Source: Wash Post, 04/06/2015

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