Mum's the word on climate change in Wisconsin



The Climate Change language police have struck again. Last month state employees in Florida alleged that Gov. Rick Scott had instituted a ban on using terms like "climate change" and “global warming."

Now climate censorship has spread to Wisconsin. Last week, the Board of Commissioners of Public Lands (BCPL), a three-member panel overseeing public land sales that benefit schools and communities in Wisconsin, voted to ban staff from talking about climate change. The panel voted 2-1 to block public employees "from engaging in global warming or climate change work while on BCPL time."

Sign here to tell Wisconsin Governor and Presidential hopeful Scott Walker that this is unacceptable, and demand that he act swiftly to reverse the board's decision.



This petition has a goal of 20000 signatures
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Number Date Name Your comment to Scott Walker
13507 3.3 years ago Nancy Chan
13506 3.3 years ago Edna Moran
13505 3.3 years ago Michael O'Connell
13504 3.3 years ago Margot Romer-Jordan
13503 3.3 years ago Joe McDaniel
13502 3.3 years ago Diana Clark
13501 3.3 years ago Ralph Biernat As a former Wisconsin resident (meaning "home"), I don't think that the censorship is right.
13500 3.3 years ago L.s. Truman
13499 3.3 years ago Richard Bahler
13498 3.3 years ago Robert Rozell
13497 3.3 years ago Deirdre Weber I reality that you work for the Koch brothers and not the people of Wisconsin, but every person has a right to free speech even about climate change.
13496 3.3 years ago Peggy Patrick Please check this guys grades in school. I don't think he is qualified to hold office.
13495 3.3 years ago Diana Harper Freedom of speech means freedom to call change what it is! Don't censor government employees from talking about things that deal with the public good!
13494 3.3 years ago Sarah Tate Banning the use of the term climate change is not going to change the reality that it exists!
13493 3.3 years ago Susan McGovern There is no reason to ban the words "climate change" in Wisconsin. Already climate change is upon us and we have to "put a stop to climate censorship" in our state.
13492 3.3 years ago David Berg Burying your head in the sand doesn't change reality. If this past year's weather hasn't demonstrated that we are in the midst of climate change, if the melting glaciers in northern areas of the wo...
13491 3.3 years ago Sophia Parenti
13490 3.3 years ago Kevin Revie
13489 3.3 years ago Laurey Jaros t looks as though Wisconsin and Florida are in competition as the state for the most stupid and dangerous actions in regard to climate change. It's inappropriate and --by the way-- makes the powers...
13488 3.3 years ago Laurey Jaros t looks as though Wisconsin and Florida are in competition as the state for the most stupid and dangerous actions in regard to climate change. It's inappropriate and --by the way-- makes the powers...
13487 3.3 years ago marissa price This is ridiculous. Not only is this ban encroaching on the first amendment, but it is also an ignorant ploy to deny the facts of science in an attempt to keep potential land buyers in the dark in o...
13486 3.3 years ago Hayley Hart
13485 3.3 years ago Kathryn Andre The only justification for banning discussion of climate change would be if discussing climate change is not an informative exercise. Since there is a world-wide discussion of this matter on-going ...
13484 3.3 years ago Gilbert Christman The policy is a disgrace to truth and freedom.
13483 3.3 years ago Sonja Ryberg
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