Climate Alarmists Are Frantically Copying Scientific Data, Fearing Trump 'Book Burning'
Climate scientists are hastily compiling scientific data, under the misguided fear that a Donald Trump administration would erase it from existence. Apparently unable to understand how anyone could disagree with their rote conclusions about an impending catastrophe, these scientists actually fear that Trump would launch "a 21st century book burning."
"They have been salivating at the possibility of dismantling federal climate research programs for years," Mark Halpern, deputy director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists, told the Washington Post. "It's not unreasonable to think they would want to take down the very data that they dispute."
"Scientists are right to preserve data and archive websites before those who want to dismantle federal climate change research programs storm the castle," Halpern declared.
Indeed, scientists are hastily attempting to preserve data, fearful of the impending Trump Dark Age. The University of Toronto is hosting a "Guerrilla Archiving Event," entitled "Saving Environmental Data from Trump." The website described the event as "a full day of hackathon activities in preparation for the Trump presidency" (emphasis added).
In Philadelphia, researchers at the University of Pennsylvania joined with Open Data Philly and the software company Azavea to preserve data. On the project's website, researchers lay out the threat they see. They quote the New York Times, writing, "With the arrival of any new president, vast troves of information on government websites are at risk of vanishing within days." Then they specify, "Climate-data, for instance."
On Tuesday, hundreds of scientists and supporters held a rally in San Francisco, Calif., to "champion the role of science in society" in the face of an allegedly anti-science administration.
Eric Holthaus, a meteorologist and self-proclaimed "climate hawk," attacked the incoming Trump administration as "a 21st century book burning."
But these people are off their rockers, and need to reexamine their premises.
Next Page: The response from the Trump transition team.