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Florida Bans the Term “Climate Change”



Florida banning its state employees from using the term “climate change” might be a short term political advantage for conservatives. But burying your head in the sand next to the ocean might not be a very good idea when that climate change you don’t want to admit is happening leads to rising oceans that drown you in your sandhole.

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  • jim, some guy in iowa

    why do they bother?

    • They get to fire a few of “those people” for breaking a ridiculous rule. Helps can the riff-raff out of state government, so it will be free to soar!

      • DrDick

        If you can’t say the words, then it obviously is not actually happening. This is just more of those Republicans creating their own reality.

  • tsam

    I feel like we should email every state legislator and the governor “climate change” like 100 times a day–and when one replies “stop emailing me climate change”, we report them to uhh…The Inquisition?

    • Snarki, child of Loki

      I just hope that someone manages to sneak a line into their education bill, requiring the inclusion of “geoplanar” theories in their science classes…then leaks the news a few months later.

      “In your heart, you know it’s flat.”

  • Todd

    Unwritten policy in a southern state? shocking. Wonder if there are any other unwritten policy directives for state employees in Florida? Like, say, on election day?

    • Sarcastro The Munificient

      They’re not unwritten, they just use white ink, of course.

  • tsam

    Meanwhile, a state that is highly likely to get the worst of the effects of climate change is the state that is plugging it’s ears and saying LALALALALALALALALALALALAL DERP

  • Warren Terra

    Pikers. They merely banned mentioning Climate Change (I assume it’s on the Beetlejuice principle, they don’t want to risk summoning it).

    North Carolina took a much firmer stance, and actually passed legislation prohibiting the oceans from rising!

    • Hogan

      cite as 1018 Cnut 2

    • postmodulator

      Like those state legislatures of the last century that used to pass resolutions fixing pi at 3. (It’s in the Bible.)

      • Warren Terra

        Sorry, no. The State House of Indiana passed this in 1897, but it died in the State Senate. It has never become an actual state law.

        • postmodulator

          I didn’t think it had ever become a state law, but I had thought it had passed a house more than once.

        • Snarki, child of Loki

          Rumor has it that it was a crazy Purdue mathematician, who was friends with a legislator, that was behind the bill.

          When mathematicians go crazy, they go CRaAAZzZyYY!

        • timb

          Give it a chance. Our legislature is reactionary and our governor is a theocrat. I bet they resurrect it and pass it with their denunciation of the Freedman’s Bureau

      • njorl

        Pi really is three. The truth is that three is about 4.72% larger than we thought.

  • nasser

    Would it not be easier in this case for the government to dissolve the science and elect another?

  • Lurking Canadian

    Somebody needs to ask the governor of Florida how long he can hold his breath .

    • Snarki, child of Loki

      Ask him? Experimental proof is required!

      Hold his head under for 10 minutes, just to check.

      • postmodulator

        I seem to recall that the Guinness Book of World Records says that someone held his breath under water for over twenty minutes.

        Let’s dunk Lex Luthor for thirty.

  • LosGatosCA

    It’s not climate change, it’s God raising the water to find the witches.

  • calling all toasters

    State workers should just take a page from Alfred Kahn and call it banana.

  • timb

    Doesn’t Miami flood with seawater on a weekly basis? What causes that ?

    • Cheerful

      these things just happen. It’s impossible to know why.

      • Gabriel Ratchet

        Tides go in, tides go out — you can’t explain that.

        • postmodulator

          Fucking magnets, how do they work?

    • Snarki, child of Loki


  • les

    Pikers. Wyoming is banning teaching anything about climate change, lest extractive industries run away.

    • Warren Terra

      To be fair, while hardly immune to climate change Wyoming is at lower immediate risk from sea level rise than is Florida.

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