Florida Officials Won't Say the Words "Climate Change"

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When Charlie Crist was Governor of Florida, official reports on the environment contained references to global warming, climate change and sea-level rise. But since Rick Scott was elected, those terms are not allowed in e-mails, reports or other official communications.

Florida — with its coral reefs, wetlands and beaches — is in the region most susceptible to global warming and climate change. But you wouldn't know that from reading reports by the Department of Environmental Protection, even though it's charged with planning for Florida's future. That's according to Tristram Korten at the Florida Center for Investigative Reporting.

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Guest:
Tristram Korten - Florida Center for Investigative Reporting - @TristramKorten

Host:
Warren Olney

Producers:
Jenny Hamel, Benjamin Gottlieb, Evan George