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
2376-2400 of 15032 signatures
Number Date Name Your comment to Scott Walker
12657 3.2 years ago Izzy Q
12656 3.2 years ago Amanda Petel
12655 3.2 years ago Veronica Stein
12654 3.2 years ago Amber Gilchrist
12653 3.2 years ago Erika Wanenmacher
12652 3.2 years ago Jerome Onufer The first amendment of the constitution guarantees freedom of speech. Do you not understand that?
12651 3.2 years ago Allan Chen
12650 3.2 years ago Cody Wieben
12649 3.2 years ago Alma Sills
12648 3.2 years ago Jennifer Hayes
12647 3.2 years ago Sheila Sheppard
12646 3.2 years ago Jacki Hileman
12645 3.2 years ago Katharine Hilmer Eliminating the words doesn't eliminate the problem. Neither will sticking your heads in the sand make it go away. What a legacy you're leaving, Scott Walker. Your citizens deserve better.
12644 3.2 years ago Gerry & Louise Fitzgerald
12643 3.2 years ago Patricia Matthews Your Board of Commissioners of Public Lands' effort to limit freedom of thought is laughable, and demands that you reverse it.
Otherwise I will certainly remember it and be sure the world knows Scott Walker\'s Thought Police -- how does that sound? Lifted from the pages of "1984" -- in case you didn\'t read it that was a diatribe on the dystopic tendencies of communism and totalitarianism -- which is just the sort of society thought police would create.
I urge you to lift the ban on the words "climate change" - otherwise I\'ll have to congratulate you on becoming (perhaps) the first Republican Commie.'); return false;">...
12642 3.2 years ago Virginia Keeping
12641 3.2 years ago Rachel Young
12640 3.2 years ago Barbara Grove
12639 3.2 years ago Patricia Finder-Stone
12638 3.2 years ago Polly Freeman
12637 3.2 years ago Matthew Richmond Censorship of terminology about climate change does not solve a carbon pollution problem and embarrasses Wisconsin.
12636 3.2 years ago Patricia Finder-Stone Shame on you, Governor Walker! I can't believe that you would deny climate change!
12635 3.2 years ago Janene Frahm
12634 3.2 years ago Richard Puaoi
12633 3.2 years ago Kathy Koch
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