Great Miami Herald article from one of our favorite characters who has always been a wonderfully sarcastic, yet sadly honest voice in the media, Carl Hiaasen. It’s been all over the news the past few days how Gov Rick Scott has been carefully sidestepping, if not downright editing out any mention of Climate Change in any way from any official position. Hiaasen gives a nice send up of crafting the memo we hope didn’t actually come from Scott, but might have.
The crisis poses an undeniable threat to the tourism and real-estate industries, and I’ve acted swiftly. At my direction, the state Department of Environmental Protection will henceforth define the situation in Miami Beach as a “permanent high tide.” This isn’t censorship. It’s creative editing. As I have said many times, I’m not a scientist so I can’t say for sure that the climate is changing because of human activity. I’m also not a reader, so I am basically incapable of researching the subject on my own. Another word I’m accused of banning is “sustainability,” which refers to the wise and measured use of environmental resources. Or so I’ve been told.
Read It All Here – Carl Hiaasen: Scott’s ‘creative editing’ deftly deletes ‘climate change’.