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The Unspeakable Truth in Florida

In the U.S., Florida is uniquely vulnerable to global warming, er… climate change, er… sea level rise, er… I mean ‘nuisance flooding.’

The agency responsible for setting and enforcing conservation guidelines for the state of Florida, the Department of Environmental Protection, reportedly issued directives banning other state workers from using terms related to climate change or global warming in reports. RT’s Nicholas O’Donovan has more from the RT studio in Miami.

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JoAnn Chateau

JoAnn Chateau likes progressive politics and loves the canines. She writes fiction about an alpha Bichon named Chester, and his friends--with a dash of humor and a dab of poli-sci. JoAnn worked professionally in the Psychology and Information Science fields. Retired now, she enjoys the creative life.


  1. Jack Curtis

    Probably on so heavily politicized a subject, the less said by officials, the better but for pronouncements pertinent to current needs. However, it seems curious that one state department claims authority to censor the legitimate information output of others.

    Further indication of politicization, I suppose.

  2. smilecalm

    …but the water
    is up to my pf flyers!

  3. Robert A. Vella

    How can this directive possibly be legal?

    • JoAnn Chateau

      Apparently, the directive was unwritten.

      • Robert A. Vella

        How convenient! If some brave employees refuse to follow this absurd directive, the state might be forced to defend it in a court of law where – regardless of the outcome – greater scrutiny would exist. Sooner or later, ordinary people must take a stand against this corporatist authoritarianism even if it means losing their job or making other such sacrifices. Enough is enough!




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