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Gov. Rick Scott’s anti-science purge begins: State employee banned for uttering ‘climate change’

Gov. Rick Scott’s anti-science purge begins: State employee banned for uttering ‘climate change’

A Florida state employee has been reprimanded and told not to come to work after Gov. Rick Scott’s (R) administration banned the use of the terms “climate change” and “global warming.” Earlier this month, reports said that officials in the Scott administration ordered Florida Department of Environmental Protection (DEP) administrators not to use the terms in documents or meetings because they asserted that the climate science behind global warming was not a “true fact.”

Senh: Talk about being a narrow-minded administration. If Rick Scott doesn't believe that "global warming" or "climate change" exist, fine, but at least allow people to discuss it. I wonder when global warming became a politicized topic: was it after Al Gore, a Democrat, made "An Inconvenient Truth?"


Carbon dioxide now at highest level in 5 million years

Climate Change

The amount of carbon dioxide in our atmosphere could top 400 parts per million in May.


Greenhouse gases make high temps hotter in China

China, the world's largest producer of carbon dioxide, is directly feeling the man-made heat of global warming, scientists conclude in the first study to link the burning of fossil fuels to one country's rise in its daily temperature spikes....


Recent summer heat waves unprecedented, study says

The summer heat waves over the past decade that killed thousands of people in Europe, scorched the Russian wheat crop, and sent Greenland's glaciers galloping to the sea are without parallel since at least 1400, according to a new study. The findings are based on a statistical analysis of summer seasonal temperatures inferred from tree rings, ice cores, lake sediments, and instrumental records.


Fun and games 'can save the planet'

A project will assess whether playing games can help increase people's interest in environmental issues, such as climate change.


More Americans convinced of climate change, poll finds

50% say definitely, 34% say probably in Duke University online survey.


2 Great Lakes hit lowest water level on record

Two of the Great Lakes have hit their lowest water levels ever recorded, the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers said Tuesday, capping more than a decade of below-normal rain and snowfall and higher temperatures that boost evaporation.


Climate Change Threatens Ski Industry’s Livelihood

Ski Resorts

As temperatures rise, analysts predict that scores of the nation’s ski centers, especially those at lower elevations and latitudes, will eventually vanish.


Emissions of Carbon Dioxide Hit Record in 2011, Researchers Say

Emissions continue to grow so rapidly that an international goal of limiting the warming of the planet to 3.6 degrees is on the verge of becoming unattainable, researchers said.


Sea levels are rising 60% faster than estimated

Sea levels are rising 60 per cent faster than the UN's climate panel forecast, scientists warn. Satellite measurements show that sea levels are actually rising at an alarming rate of 3.2 mm a year compared to the estimate of 2 mm a year in the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change's fourth assessment report (AR4), researchers said.


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