With President-elect Donald Trump’s inauguration nearly a month away, climate scientists have begun frantically downloading and copying public data and research conducted in the past few years. Their fear is that Trump and his conservative cabinet will delete or erase all the data once in power.
Climate scientists have vehemently opposed Trump’s administration selections these past few weeks due to their anti-climate change stances. Notable figures nominated that have scientists up in arms are Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt heading the Environmental Protection Agency, Exxon Mobil CEO Rex Tillerson as Secretary of State, and the expected appointment of former Texas Gov. Rick Perry as Secretary of Energy.
Pruitt, Tillerson and Perry are major advocates of the fossil fuel industry. And Trump, who has stated that he does not believe climate change is man made, has made promises to strip apart the Paris Agreement from 2015.
The movement to accumulate all of the climate data has been initiated by Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist based in Arizona. A Google spreadsheet has been assembled, where scientists and associates have been adding multiple government databases to archive.
Holthaus was asked by media outlets whether he truly believes Trump will terminate all existing data. “I don’t actually think that it will happen,” Holthaus said. “But I think it could happen… all of these data sets are priceless, in the sense that if there is a gap, it greatly diminishes their usefulness.”
H/T: Washington Examiner
TEAM DML blankets on sale now for Christmas (BUY NOW)
If you would like to receive Breaking News text alerts on a smartphone or tablet, download the DML APP which is completely FREE and easy to use. Go to the Google Play Store or the IOS App Store and search for DML APP. Be sure to keep the app’s notifications setting on. Another way to receive alerts is to text to 40404 the following message: follow @realdennislynch (be sure to put a space between the word follow and the @ symbol).
To see more stories like this, sign up below for Dennis Michael Lynch’s email newsletter.
Sign up to get breaking news alerts from Dennis Michael Lynch.
Controversial NFL Stars Visit Trump Tower