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Climate scientists are watching with increasing alarm the inquiries and movements of the incoming Trump administration not only with respect to pursuit and funding of climate science, but also ejecting climate scientists who have contributed to it at NOAA and NASA and, presumably, related government-funding organizations. Worse, there is a concern that the climate observing assets so carefully built up over two decades will be shut down, and possibly destroyed, with data loss. See
Accordingly meteorologist Eric Holthaus has begun an effort to download, document, and stash in safe places all climate related data stored on .gov computers. There's a lot of it, and I do not know details about this effort, especially pertaining to how they will be sure the metadata are preserved. I have reached out to ask.
Given the importance and prominence of these data to work done at Azimuth, I thought the membership would be interested in knowing about this, if not helping.
I would suggest communications about it be kept as much off social media as possible.
Thanks. I'll let people know when I learn anything more.