Climate Change Information Removed from DOI Website

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Climate Change Information Removed from DOI Website

On April 19, 2017, the Department of the Interior (DOI) replaced the information on its main climate change webpage. Various references to “climate change” were removed from the page, including part of a paragraph indicating that “climate change affects every corner of the American continent. It is making droughts drier and longer, floods more dangerous and hurricanes more severe.” A detailed description of DOI’s climate change priorities was also removed and replaced with a general statement that “[t]he impacts of climate change have led the Department to focus on how we manage our nation’s public lands and resources. The Department of the Interior contributes sound scientific research to address this and other environmental challenges.” The revised page also contains links to the climate change pages of other environmental agencies.

 

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