It is one example among many bad examples of bad state secrets.
One bad secret which the government wants to keep from people is the disastrous age which government, through environmental ignorance, has brought upon the planet earth and humanity.
Politicians in governments want to ignore the disastrous age, while serious scientists want to call it The Anthropocene Epoch:
The scientists propose that, in just two centuries, humans have wrought such vast and unprecedented changes to our world that we actually might be ushering in a new geological time interval, and alter the planet for millions of years.(The Criminally Insane Epoc Arises). Critics of global warming in the republican party, such as Senator Inhofe, do not want the term "anthropo" used as any part of any description of global warming or global climate change, because that word connotes human involvement in environmental wrongs.
Zalasiewicz, Williams, Steffen and Crutzen contend that recent human activity, including stunning population growth, sprawling megacities and increased use of fossil fuels, have changed the planet to such an extent that we are entering what they call the Anthropocene (New Man) Epoch.
They seem to have a concept in mind that equates government with the infallibility of the Pope, in the sense that humanity can do no wrong to the environment "because God made the environment for us to use as we like".
In the movie "2012" the governments had a state secret program going, kept secret from the people, which constructed arks to save the government but not the people.
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