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USDA suggests replacing 'climate change' terminology

USDA suggests replacing 'climate change' terminology
Posted at 6:50 PM, Aug 08, 2017
and last updated 2017-08-08 15:31:14-04

(CNN) - Newly revealed emails show that workers at the U.S. Department of Agriculture could be changing their language when it comes to talking about climate change.

Department officials have been emailing suggested changes. For example, instead of "climate change," they're advising workers use "weather extremes."

And instead of saying "climate change adaptation," use "resilience to weather extremes."

Finally, in place of "reducing greenhouse gases," use "building soil organic matter" or "increase nutrient use efficiency."

The agency said the changes initially came from a career manager acting on his own accord, and not from Trump administration officials or senior agricultural leaders.

President Donald Trump has consistently questioned the scientific consensus behind human impact on rising global temperatures and associated effects.

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