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USDA has begun censoring use of the term 'climate change', emails reveal

07:43 EDT 7 Aug 2017 | Yahoo News

USDA has begun censoring use of the term 'climate change', emails revealAmong the ‘intense weather events’ qualifying as climate change under the advice in the email chain is drought. Staff at the US Department of Agriculture (USDA) have been told to avoid using the term climate change in their work, with the officials instructed to reference “weather extremes” instead. A series of emails obtained by the Guardian between staff at the Natural Resources Conservation Service (NRCS), a USDA unit that oversees farmers’ land conservation, show that the incoming Trump administration has had a stark impact on the language used by some federal employees around climate change.


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