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HACKATHON: Scientists Frantically Copying Critical Climate Data as Energy Dept. Refuses to Release Names

Two university professors are calling for a hackathon in collaboration with the Internet Archive’s End of Term 2016 project, which will archive federal online pages and data that they fear could disappear after Jan. 20, 2017. Separately, the ad-hoc Climate Mirror project seeks to store key datasets and keep them publicly available.

The Climate Science Legal Defense Fund (CSLDF) has published a 16-page guide for government researchers whose work may be suppressed.

“You just don’t know what’s coming,” Adam Campbell, who studies the imperiled Ross Ice Shelf of Antarctica, told the Washington Post.

Sentiment is shared at the DOE, which is why they are refusing to share names with Trump’s transition team.

“We are going to respect the professional and scientific integrity and independence of our employees at our labs and across our department,” Energy Department spokesman Eben Burnham-Snyder said in an email to The Washington Post.

“We will be forthcoming with all publicly available information with the transition team. We will not be providing any individual names to the transition team.”

Source: Scientists Frantically Copying Critical Climate Data as Energy Dept. Refuses to Release Names

Some crazy shit!

To Burnham-Snyder and others: STAY FIRM!!!

Thanks!

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