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Emergent Stalinism anti-#science from @TeamTrump

January 25th, 2017 · 3 Comments

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“Climate Change” on Trump White House

Core to #MAGA, @TeamTrump encompasses many of the worst anti-science pontificators and activists not just in the United States, but globally.  Core to this is climate science denial. Thus, as Trump (falsely) took the Oath of Office (and immediately became in violation of it due to the Emoluments Clause), the Trumpist White House website replace President Obama’s and the words “climate change” disappeared from it. (That is, until I put up Boost the American Economy Through Climate Action petition.)

Science denial has quickly been spreading through the Administration, with orders squelching government agencies’ and employees’ abilities/rights to engage with the public, posted tweets ordered deleted, threats to programs, and now a quite explicit directive to remove basic science from government websites.

Humanity-hating @TeamTrump/@RealDonaldTrump rushes forward w/, orders @EPA to erase http://mobile.reuters.com/article/idUSKBN15906G 

Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources

Trump administration tells EPA to cut climate page from website: sources

U.S. President Donald Trump’s administration has instructed the Environmental Protection Agency to remove the climate change page from its website, two agency employees told Reuters, the latest move…

mobile.reuters.com

As is being reported, Team Trump has ordered the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) to eliminate climate change and climate change science from its communications with the public.

employees were notified by EPA officials on Tuesday that the administration had instructed EPA’s communications team to remove the website’s climate change page, which contains links to scientific global warming research, as well as detailed data on emissions. The page could go down as early as Wednesday, the sources said.

Perhaps the most significant environmental threat and issue … and the EPA will soon go dark on it.

Myron Ebell, an anti-climate change activist [climate-science denier] who led Trump’s transition efforts at the EPA is quoted as saying, “My guess is the web pages will be taken down, but the links and information will be available,” implying that the individual resources might be buried within the EPA web directory when the climate change landing page is deleted.

Ahh … so all won’t be lost totally even if one might get lost searching for the material.

The anonymous sources aren’t very sanguine.

“If the website goes dark, years of work we have done on climate change will disappear,” one of the EPA staffers told Reuters, who added some employees were scrambling to save some of the information housed on the website, or convince the Trump administration to preserve parts of it.

Those EPA staffers spoke anonymously since they were not authorized to speak to the press.  Does anyone doubt that Team Trump will task more resources to uncovering such leakers than investigating Donald Trump’s & Team Trump’s connections (and subservience) Russia, Russian intelligence, and Vladimir Putin?

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Tags: anti-science syndrome · EPA · Trump Administration

3 responses so far ↓

  • 1 Richard Dietzen // Jan 25, 2017 at 11:19 am

    If we have to start filing freedom of information act requests on every necessary document, that slow down both the good and potentially bad work that Trump’s cabinet members and Congress will impose on these departments. I feel very sorry for the dedicated government employees. I’m afraid there will be a massive exodus.

  • 2 Anna Nyms // Jan 25, 2017 at 12:58 pm

    In addition to the back up of the Internet Archive, the University of Pennsylvania and University of Toronto have been coordinating backups of federal websites. Also directories of IP addresses should be created and used to get to the web pages. Use the old way to access these sites if the main page is down.

  • 3 John Egan // Jan 27, 2017 at 1:48 pm

    Why are you surprised, Adam?

    When left-of-you Democrats, climate activists, and hyper-identity groups call people who have generally supported the Democratic Party “fascists” and “deniers” and “racists” – and “deplorables”, too – then you shouldn’t be surprised that they stay at home or vote for Trump.

    So many climate activists did the Happy Dance when Mary Landrieu was defeated, but we could sure use a couple more senators like her in the Senate right now, eh? KXL or no KXL ??

    See what happens when purity gives unitary control to the GOP? Not just at the federal level, but in half the states, too? And with two or three Supreme Courts nominations over the next four years, the Judiciary will be alt-right for the next generation.

    Now, I realize I should be circumspect and avoid saying, “I told you so.” But it is so difficult.