Posted by Big Gav in global warming
Grist has a post on "guerrilla archiving" of climate science data, just in case the Trump administration tries to flush it all down the memory hole - Scientists try to download government climate data before it disappears forever.
It’s not like anyone thinks Trump’s appointees will delete or suppress valuable troves of data including CO2 levels, sea and land surface temperatures, ice sheet thickness, sea-level rise maps, changes in the Gulf Stream, and more … right?
Just in case, scientists have started to make copies of vast historical data sets currently housed on government servers, the Washington Post reports. Climate Mirror, a project duplicating important public data sets, launched with a tweet from journalist Eric Holthaus and is organized by University of California at Davis environmental researcher Nick Santos.