Monday, June 8, 2015

Forecast the Facts launches website that pokes fun at Gov. Rick Scott's climate-change denial

Posted By on Mon, Jun 8, 2015 at 7:07 PM

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In March, environmental upstart project Forecast the Facts demanded an investigation into Gov. Rick Scott's alleged ban on the use of the words "climate change" or "sustainability" in state memos related to the environment. The group, a project of Citizen Engagement Lab, an incubator for projects that want to change the world using the Internet, has now launched a new website that continues to hound Scott for his complete disregard for environmental science that isn't corporate-friendly. 

The site, sort of awkwardly named, offers people a handy way to scrub the term "climate change" from just about any phrase. This should come in particularly handy for those who work for Gov. Scott, or Gov. Scott Walker of Wisconsin who also oversees a government that thinks it's OK to censor employees from using environmental terms they find threatening. 

Terms suggested by Forecast the Facts to replace the pesky Double C word: "coastal makeover," "climate-related acts of god" and "free outdoor heating." 

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