Wisconsin cuts climate change warning, sparks fear of U.S. rollback

Wisconsin’s Department of Natural Resources is feeling the heat of public backlash for its stance on climate change. Facts and information concerning climate change were deleted recently from the agency’s website. Words like “climate change” and any references to greenhouse gases or human contributors also vanished. Environmental groups are criticizing the agency and worry that this is a preview of the Trump administration. “The greatest long-term threat to the natural resources in the state is climate change,” said George Meyer, executive director of the Wisconsin Wildlife Federation. “And if the lead agency that is responsible for managing the environment doesn’t even recognize it what causes it we’re in serious trouble.” Meyer is also the former secretary of the Wisconsin DNR; he served for more than a decade.

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