Florida State Senators Taunt Emergency Chief: You Ain’t Allowed To Say ‘Climate Change’!

March 24, 2015 4:16 PM

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Florida’s Senate had entirely too much fun taunting Gov. Rick Scott’s head of emergency management last week, trying to get Bryan Koon to say the words “climate change,” which, as we all know, is a Banned Word of Power in Florida’s executive branch these days. And who can blame them? Who wouldn’t love the chance to make the guy squirm, knowing that he has orders — even though of course Scott says there’s no ban on the words. Really? Then why won’t you say those words, Mr. Koon? You know the words. SAY THE WORDS.

The mean climate bully here is Democratic state Sen. Jeff Clemens, asking Koon about the new FEMA policy that requires states to document that they’re prepared for the effects of global warming in their emergency mitigation plans. Gosh, Mr. Koons, doesn’t FEMA require you to plan for climate change?...

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