The Canadian Government Doesn't Let Its Meteorologists Talk About Climate Change | ThinkProgress

From: Doug K.
Sent on: Thursday, May 29, 2014 3:57 PM
A spokesperson for Canada’s federal government has confirmed that meteorologists employed by the Stephen Harper administration are not allowed to speak publicly about climate change, saying the scientists are not qualified to weigh in on the issue.
The government’s communication policy does allow meteorologists to talk about extreme weather, but they are prohibited from talking about climate patterns that could have affected that weather, Environment Canada spokesperson Mark Johnson told investigative journalist Mike De Souza. If journalists or others want information about global warming, they would be directed to a government climatologist, Johnson said.
http://thinkprogress.org/climate/2014/05/28/3442208/meteorologists-climate-change/?elq=~~eloqua..type--emailfield..syntax--recipientid~~&elqCampaignId=~~eloqua..type--campaign..campaignid--0..fieldname--id~~

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