Did Florida Governor Rick Scott Tell His Staff Not To Use The 'C' Word—'Climate Change?'

March 11, 2015 6:55 PM

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Former employees of Florida Governor Rick Scott says he forbade staff from discussing climate change—including using the terms "global warming" or "sea level rise." Scott says the claim isn't true. But he's made it very clear that climate change is an issue non grata in his administration, repeatedly refusing to answer even if he believes in it.

Either way, the unwillingness of the governor of a coastal state to tackle climate change and adaptability is a major security issue, said homeland security expert Juliette Kayyem.

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