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Environment Canada Bars Meteorologists from Discussing Climate Change

Meteorologists are “among the most widely-quoted group of government experts in media reports and broadcasts,” but Environment Canada is barring them from answering questions about climate change, according to freelance investigative reporter Mike De Souza in Ottawa. In a report that drew a House of Commons denial from Environment Minister Leona Aglukkaq, De Souza said the department’s communications protocol “prevents the meteorologists from drawing links to changing climate patterns following extreme weather events such as severe flooding in southern Alberta or a massive wildfire in Northern Quebec in the summer of 2013.” (h/t to The Energy Mix subscriber Diane Beckett for pointing us to this story)

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