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Tue Mar 28, 2017, 11:50 AM

In the waning days of 2016 we were warned: save the data

At first, the distress flare of lost data came as a surge of defunct links on 21 January. The US National Strategy for the Arctic, the Implementation Plan for the Strategy, and the report on our progress all gone within a matter of minutes. As I watched more and more links turned red, I frantically combed the internet for archived versions of our country’s most important polar policies.

I had no idea then that this disappearing act had just begun.

Since January, the surge has transformed into a slow, incessant march of deleting datasets, webpages and policies about the Arctic. I now come to expect a weekly email request to replace invalid citations, hoping that someone had the foresight to download statistics about Arctic permafrost thaw or renewable energy in advance of the purge.


https://www.theguardian.com/commentisfree/2017/mar/28/arctic-researcher-donald-trump-deleting-my-citations

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Eliot Rosewater Mar 2017 #2
Voltaire2 Mar 2017 #3
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Response to pscot (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 11:58 AM

1. Kick.

I had no idea about the Harper deletions.

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Response to CrispyQ (Reply #1)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 04:02 PM

4. I was intimately aware of it.

 

One library was on my floor.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 12:07 PM

2. American people want this, they want to stop science and ignore

climate change and I assume they want to die from the inevitable effects.

I wonder how stupid the rest of the human race is for letting an idiot or a bunch of idiots make this decision.

What the fuck is wrong with us? If we dont do something, we die.

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Response to pscot (Original post)

Tue Mar 28, 2017, 02:53 PM

3. This is really sad.

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Response to Voltaire2 (Reply #3)

Wed Mar 29, 2017, 02:51 AM

5. Sad?

The correct word is criminal. It should be classed as an offense against the human race, or even against the planet.

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