Florida’s Department of Environmental Protection suspended Bart Bibler, a state land management plan coordinator who was ordered to see a doctor before returning to work. His employee evaluation considered him “exceptionally good” at his job. But surprisingly the reason for his suspension has nothing to do with his performance but about the words “climate change”. Not the science of weather condition. Not what Florida is doing about it. Just the words. By putting them in a report and refusing to take them out when he was told to.
The agency told the Tallahassee Democrat that he had not been suspended, but rather on leave. In the agency’s viewpoint he was being insubordinate, inserting his political views into his work.