Florida Government Worker ‘Punished’ After Using Words ‘Climate Change’
[su_right_ad]He wrote “climate change” and “sea level rise” in notes, he told Chris Hayes on MSNBC.
Bart Bibler‘s case got some attention this week after Public Employees for Environmental Responsibility shined a light on it.
They connected Bibler being put on leave to reports that Governor Rick Scott banned anyone in the government from mentioning the words “climate change” (a ban that Scott has denied exists).
Bibler explained to Hayes that he participated in a conference in which sea-level rise was a topic of discussion. He said he spoke out on the subject of climate change, expressed his personal views on stopping the Keystone XL pipeline because of its environmental impact. He ended up typing up notes from the conference and adding references to climate change and sea levels rising, and that did not sit well with the moderator.
He was ordered to revise the document, he did, and Bibler says he ended up getting a reprimand and being put on leave.
rg9rts March 21st, 2015 at 2:15 am
Sounds just like something out of the Christie “How to treat state employees” hand book
FatRat March 21st, 2015 at 10:26 am
labman57 March 21st, 2015 at 10:39 am
Next time, offenders of Ricky’s edict will be “wished into the corn field”.
Roctuna March 21st, 2015 at 10:51 am
Why is the word punished in quotes in the headline? Clearly he was. I hope he has some sort of greivance appeal process he can use to clear this from his employee record but Rick Scott probably banned that too.
William March 21st, 2015 at 11:05 am
This type of insanity is the very reason I never get forecasts from right wing conservative media