Will on 17 Dec 2016 08:38:02 -0800

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Re: [PLUG] Wanted: volunteers with bandwidth, storage, coding skills to help save climate data

The archive of all the climate data I'm the US is not in jeopardy. Its data is analyzed for both economic and military strategies. If you want to see something interesting, watch the Navy freak out over the North West Passage opening up in addition to the geopolitical issues it raises. 

As long as climate can be viewed for both military and economic purposes then I do not see the climate data going anywhere. And of the smartest things Trump is pushing for is pulling all earth monitoring out of NASA and place the budget and people with NOAA. This single concentration should allow NOAA's mission with studying climate science with greater effectiveness and efficiency. The media has spun this out of proportion while ignoring the fact that NOAA and NASA has have satellite projects cancelled prior to launch costing the tax payers a lot without seeing the benefit of the money spent. Hopefully now we can restore our monitoring constellation which should also improve our models. 

Can we do ourselves a favor and stop the fear mongering given the election please? I didn't vote for the guy but I can't believe the crap I am seeing that just isn't true. There will be times to call for help collectively in the future becasue no congress is immune to oversight or lobby interests, but right now I wouldn't waste your efforts or do or say anything to hurt your credibility in the future. I'm glad people care and are listening but please do your homework and consider the sources. 

-Will C

On Dec 17, 2016 11:23, "Charlie Li" <ml+PLUG@vishwin.info> wrote:
On 17/12/16 11:08, Christopher Barry wrote:
> On Fri, 16 Dec 2016 10:32:33 -0500
> Rich Kulawiec wrote:
>> If you have an interest in preserving a lot of scientific research
>> data:
>>      Scientists are frantically copying U.S. climate data, fearing
>>      it might vanish under Trump
>>      https://www.washingtonpost.com/news/energy-environment/wp/2016/12/13/scientists-are-frantically-copying-u-s-climate-data-fearing-it-might-vanish-under-trump/
> Does anyone /really/ think Trump would seize or delete their data?
> That's seriously paranoid and weird. Why can't they just throw it up on
> github or somewhere like that?
This has happened rather recently in Canada when Stephen Harper was
Prime Minister (the PM immediately previous to Justin Trudeau). Except
he did it by slashing budgets to government scientific institutions so
they'd eventually shutter, and with shuttering comes inaccessibility of

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