After Trump Took Office, Agriculture Dept. Told Staff Not to Use Words “Climate Change”

HeadlineAug 08, 2017

Meanwhile, The Guardian has revealed that workers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture have been instructed not to use the words “climate change” in their reports. A series of emails shows the censorship started immediately after Trump’s inauguration. In a January 24 email, a top official at the USDA unit that oversees farmers’ land conservation wrote to other senior officials, “It has become clear one of the previous administration’s priority is not consistent with that of the incoming administration. Namely, that priority is climate change. Please visit with your staff and make them aware of this shift in perspective within the executive branch.”

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