Hopefully Wisconsin has also deleted any references to snow in their winter
driving training?

On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Darryl McMahon <dar...@econogics.com>

> http://www.ecowatch.com/climate-change-deleted-dnr-website-2166939088.html
> [The universe cares not what you think.
> links and images in on-line article]
> December 27, 2016
> 'Climate Change' Deleted From Wisconsin DNR Website
> Lorraine Chow
>  Whoever is managing Wisconsin's Department of Natural Resources website
> must be wearing out the delete key. The word "climate" has been quietly
> stripped from the department's webpage dedicated to explaining the state's
> response to climate change, Raw Story reported.
> In total, 13 original appearances of the word "climate" have been
> kiboshed. The only place you'll see the word now is in the
> "climatechange.html" URL and a tiny footnote link. Not only that, any
> reference to humanity's contribution to global warming has been deleted.
> The text that appears on the webpage now inserts classic climate skeptic
> arguments, in which Earth's "changes" are being "debated." This is the text
> on the website as of today:
> The Great Lakes and a changing world
> As it has done throughout the centuries, the earth is going through a
> change. The reasons for this change at this particular time in the earth's
> long history are being debated and researched by academic entities outside
> the Wisconsin Department of Natural Resources. The effects of such a change
> are also being debated but whatever the causes and effects, the DNR's
> responsibility is to manage our state's natural resources through whatever
> event presents itself; flood, drought, tornadoes, ice/snow or severe heat.
> The DNR staff stands ready to adapt our management strategies in an effort
> to protect our lakes, waterways, plants, wildlife and people who depend on
> them. For more information on the research conducted by the University of
> Wisconsin-Madison.
> In a post for Urban Milwaukee, political writer James Rowen reported that
> the original text actually acknowledged that "[h]uman activities that
> increase heat–trapping ('green house') gases are the main cause [of global
> warming.] Earth's average temperature has increased 1.4 °F since 1850 and
> the eight warmest years on record have occurred since 1998."
> In fact, Rowen has detailed the quiet scrubbing of climate change from the
> entire DNR website for several years, changes that he describes as
> "Orwellian" and "propagandistic."
> This news should not surprise anyone who has followed the career of
> Wisconsin's notorious climate-change-denying Governor, Scott Walker. Ever
> since he took office in 2011, Walker has used his powers to "reduce the
> role of science in environmental policymaking and to silence discussion of
> controversial subjects, including climate change, by state employees," as
> Scientific American observed.
> And let's not forget that in April 2015, state officials banned employees
> of a state agency from talking about climate change, conducting any work on
> it or even responding to emails about it.
> In the image below, Rowen shows the exact edits that have been made on the
> DNR webpage in question. Deletions are crossed out with the black line and
> a version of the highlighted text is what appears now on the page.
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