Florida's Unspeakable Issue Leaves Climate Change Official Tongue-Tied

"The latest victim of Florida governor Rick Scott’s unwritten ban on state officials using the words “climate change” is his own disaster preparedness lieutenant, who stumbled through verbal gymnastics to avoid using the scientific term in a newly surfaced video."

Source: Guardian, 03/24/2015

"Political Football over Climate Change Rattles Windows of Ivory Tower"

"Normally, it's football that makes the big noise at the Georgia Institute of Technology, which has been playing the game since 1905, but this year, there is an uproar in the school's small earth science department. Two out of 34 climate scientists are being probed by members of Congress—amazingly, by both Republicans and Democrats."

Source: ClimateWire, 03/24/2015

Coal: When Legally Liable, Companies Don't Dispute Global Warming"

"U.S. coal companies that are publicly skeptical of man-made climate change acknowledge in mandatory financial disclosures the widely accepted scientific link between fossil fuel emissions and a warming planet, a Greenwire analysis has found."

Source: Greenwire, 03/20/2015

Fla. Staffer Says He Was Reprimanded For Talking About Climate Change

"A Florida Department of Environmental Protection land manager says he was sent home and formally reprimanded for speaking about climate change and the Keystone XL pipeline at an inter-agency meeting last month."

Source: Huffington Post, 03/20/2015

"Coalition Challenges Science Behind Interior Grouse Protections"

"A coalition of the oil and gas industry, mining groups and local governments in four states is formally challenging some of the core scientific documents the Interior Department is using to protect greater sage grouse habitat covering millions of acres of public lands across the West."

Source: Greenwire, 03/19/2015

BP Deepwater Horizon Anniversary: Follow the Science

In this, the second of two special SEJ TipSheets, the Advocate's Amy Wold provides you with a plethora of science-based information to cover the ongoing story of the Deepwater Horizon disaster, on the eve of the five-year anniversary. Photo: Officials assess sample processing and chain of custody protocol for handling specimens associated with the oil spill. Credit: NOAA.


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