Hopefully Wisconsin has also deleted any references to snow in their winter driving training?
On Wednesday, December 28, 2016, Darryl McMahon <dar...@econogics.com> wrote: > 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. > > _______________________________________________ > Sustainablelorgbiofuel mailing list > Sustainablelorgbiofuel@lists.sustainablelists.org > http://lists.eruditium.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sustainablelorgbiofuel > _______________________________________________ Sustainablelorgbiofuel mailing list Sustainablelorgbiofuel@lists.sustainablelists.org http://lists.eruditium.org/cgi-bin/mailman/listinfo/sustainablelorgbiofuel