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The Guardian reported on Monday that officials at a U.S. Department of Agriculture office have been told not to use the term “climate change” any longer, substituting “weather extremes” for the hot-button phrase instead.
In emails obtained by The Guardian, USDA officials reportedly told employees that it’s time to change the conversation about climate change.
In addition to “climate change” morphing into “weather extremes,” “climate change adaption” would be considered “resilience to weather.” According to The Guardian’s report, Bianca Moebius-Clune — the Natural Resource Conservation’s director of soil health — said the modeling of rising temperatures won’t change, simply the wording.
“We won’t change the modeling, just how we talk about it,” Moebius-Clune said in a staff email obtained by the publication.