12 Sep '18, 10pm

Buried, Altered, Silenced: 4 Ways Government Climate Information Has Changed Since Trump Took Office

By Morgan Currie , Stanford University and Britt S. Paris , University of California, Los Angeles After Donald Trump won the presidential election, hundreds of volunteers around the U.S. came together to “rescue” federal data on climate change, thought to be at risk under the new administration. “Guerilla archivists ,” including ourselves , gathered to archive federal websites and preserve scientific data. But what has happened since? Did the data vanish? As of one year later, there has been no great purge. Federal data sets related to environmental and climate science are still accessible in the same ways they were before Trump took office. However, in many other instances, federal agencies have tampered with information about climate change. Across agency websites, documents have disappeared, web pages have vanished and language has shifted in ways that appear to reflect...

Full article: https://www.desmogblog.com/2018/09/12/buried-altered-sile...

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