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Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources Is Purging Climate Change

The state of Wisconsin, following in the footsteps of Florida, is pretending that the climate change doesn't exist.
December 31, 2016, 9am PST | James Brasuell | @CasualBrasuell
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An op-ed by James Rowen brings insight into the ongoing process by which the Walker Administration is purging references to the climate change from the state's Department of Natural Resources (DNR).

Not content with having already stripped content and links from an agency webpage about climate change – – deletions I documented some years ago and which I have frequently referenced – – the ideologues intent on scrubbing science off these pages and sowing doubt and confusion about the consensus view of experts worldwide about climate change have edited, deleted and otherwise compressed information in order to whitewash long-standing concepts and facts off a climate change page about the Great Lakes... 

Rowen references The Political Environment blog to back a claim that the Walker Administration is deliberately dismantling the DNR. Wisconsin's actions are reminiscent of the actions by Florida Governor Rick Scott to ban the use of the term climate change at the Florida Department of Environmental Protection. Climate change poses intense risk to both states.

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Published on Monday, December 26, 2016 in Urban Milwaukee
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