US Department of Agriculture has told staff to censor use of the term ‘climate change’ and replace it with ‘weather extremes’

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  • The USDA’s public affairs team issued new guidelines after Trump’s election
  • It advises how staff word their discussions of topics involving climate change 
  • The edict was leaked in emails from staff at a federal conservation department 
  • Employees were instructed on terms to avoid and those to use in their place
  • Critics may view this as interference from President Trump’s administration
  • Trump has been an outspoken sceptic of man-made climate change

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