Amerikaans energieministerie: gebruik woord ‘klimaatverandering’ taboe

3 april 2017Bij het Amerikaanse Department of Energy (DOE) is het gebruik van het woord ‘klimaatverandering’ taboe. Er is geen officieel decreet uitgevaardigd, maar ambtenaren weten dat ze het woord maar beter kunnen vermijden.

Uit een bericht van het nieuwsagentschap Politico
‘(…) A supervisor at the Energy Department’s international climate office told staff this week not to use the phrases “climate change,” “emissions reduction” or “Paris Agreement” in written memos, briefings or other written communication, sources have told POLITICO. (…) Employees of DOE’s Office of International Climate and Clean Energy learned of the ban at a meeting Tuesday, the same day President Donald Trump signed an executive order at EPA headquarters to reverse most of former President Barack Obama’s climate regulatory initiatives. (…) A DOE spokeswoman denied there had been a new directive. “No words or phrases have been banned for this office or anyone in the department,” said DOE spokeswoman Lindsey Geisler. Another DOE source in a different office said that although there had been no formal instructions about climate-related language in their office there was a general sense that it’s better to avoid certain hot-button terms in favor of words like “jobs” and “infrastructure.” (…)

The International C****** office

[In een reactie vanuit de klimaatbeweging:] “What exactly is the Office of International Climate and Clean Energy supposed to call itself now? The international C****** office?” (…)’

Politico, 20 maart 2017: Energy Department climate office bans use of phrase ‘climate change’

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