Canada bans its meteorologists from discussing 'climate change'

Shut up, they explained. M.L. Nestel of Vocative reports:

Meteorologists are paid to talk expansively about the weather. But in Canada, they have to choose their words a little more carefully.

The government has made it clear that none of the meteorologists on its payroll should be talking about climate change, according to a new report. It’s unclear how long this rule has been in effect, but Environment Canada, the government entity that shares weather and meteorological information publicly, explained its position in a statement to us.

“Our Weather Preparedness Meteorologists are experts in their field of severe weather and speak to this subject. Questions about climate change or long-term trends would be directed to a climatologist or other applicable authority,” said Danny Kingsberry, a spokesman for Environment Canada.

The assumption seems to be that the intent of this order is to hush up criticism of Canada’s supposedly bad environmental record. In other words, don’t blame climate change for bad weather.

But it also could function to control dissent. Climatology is a field that has grown fat and happy off warmist fears.

Either way muzzling discussion is no way to encourage the discovery of the truth