Enjoy your retirement. Those were his thoughts driving to his new “number one rated” over 55 community. After twenty-eight years working in a big city he looked forward to a little peace and comfort.
Turning on the car radio he heard the announcer matter of fact deliver the “breaking news” (wasn’t everything nowadays breaking news?)…”a gunman opened fire on students and staff at Marjory Stoneman Douglas High School, killing 17 people and injuring 17 others.” Looking up he noticed the highway sign said “Welcome to Florida”.
“We were told not to use the terms “climate change,” “global warming,” or “sustainability.” That message was communicated to me and my colleagues by our superiors in the Office of General Counsel.”
–Christopher Byrd an attorney who worked at the Florida Department of Environment Protection from 2008 to 2013. In March, the Miami Herald reported that an unwritten policy against using those words to describe environmental issues and impact went into effect in 2011 when Gov. Rick Scott took office.
Welcome to Florida. Almost everything strange washes up near Miami.