It has been reported that on Monday the US Agriculture issued a disturbing order on Monday to its staffers…
According to emails that were obtained by the Guardian, officials are ordering staffers to change how they report on climate change. Officials are requiring staffers to say “weather extremes” and our demanding the Natural Resource Conservation Service change how it is discussed in their work. The Hill reports:
“We won’t change the modeling, just how we talk about it,” Bianca Moebius-Clune, the NRCS’s director of soil health, wrote in an email to staff on Feb. 16, according to the report. Moebius-Clune said the new language was given to her to pass on to staff.
It is not clear whether the NRCS’s use of “weather extremes” instead of climate change is part of a broader shift within the USDA.
President Trump last month nominated Sam Clovis to be the USDA’s chief scientist. Clovis is not a scientist, does not have a science degree and has said he is “extremely skeptical” of climate change, claiming “a lot of the science is junk science.”
The NRCS works on farmland conservation efforts around the country.
This is just another example of how the Trump Administration is continuing to censor climate change in America and make the rich richer.
Source: The Hill