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Interior Secretary Zinke reportedly dressed down Joshua Tree superintendent over climate change tweets

Interior Secretary Zinke reportedly dressed down Joshua Tree superintendent over climate change tweets

How’s this for a chilling effect in an era of global warming?

Last month, rangers at Joshua Tree National Park posted some tweets about climate change and its impact on the desert. It was pretty basic stuff.

“Park scientists know that climate change will effect the desert ecosystem, but they don’t yet know what exactly will change,” read one. “The data they are gathering about what's currently happening will ID areas of special interest and assist management decisions for planning & protection.”

According to a report in the Hill, the...

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