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.

As Gov. Scott Denies "Climate" Ban, Order Reported at Other Agencies

Since Florida Gov. Rick Scott's flat denial that his administration has banned state employees from using the terms "climate change" and "global warming," employees from other agencies have come forward to confirm the "unofficial" policy not to use the terms.

Activists, Scientists Blast Scott for "Orwellian" Ban on Climate Talk

"Climate change activists blasted Florida Governor Rick Scott on Monday for leading an 'Orwellian' campaign to ban employees of the state's lead environmental agency from using such terms as 'global warming' and 'climate change.'"

Source: Reuters, 03/10/2015

Scott's Florida DEP Orders Employees Not To Use Term "Climate Change"

"[Florida] DEP officials have been ordered not to use the terms 'climate change' or 'global warming' in any official communications, emails, or reports, according to former DEP employees, consultants, volunteers and records obtained by the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting."


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