27 Mar 2015
Scientists in the U.S. say that rising sea levels now threaten a third of Florida's beaches, but state employees allege that they are prohibited from talking about climate change. Frustrated, Florida state employee, Kristina Trotta, left her job because dealing with the crisis of rising sea levels became too difficult, as no one was allowed to talk about climate change.
Christopher Berg, formerly an attorney for the state of Florida working to protect its waterways, reports, "They said, if you know what's good for you, you will not use the terms climate change, global warming, sea level rise or sustainability."
In the U.S., states such as North Carolina, Louisiana and Tennessee have all passed laws in recent years discouraging climate change from being considered in policies or in classrooms.
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