The politics behind right-wing climate change denial

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“Most Republicans still do not regard climate change as a hoax,” said Whit Ayres, a Republican strategist who worked for Senator Marco Rubio’s presidential campaign. “But the entire climate change debate has now been caught up in the broader polarization of American politics.”

“In some ways,” he added, “it’s become yet another of the long list of litmus test issues that determine whether or not you’re a good Republican.”

pub. 06/2017

Preserving scientific data in the age of Trump

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“The main mechanisms currently used for dissemination of climate data (such as NASA, EPA or NOAA websites) tend to have single points of failure.”

If you’re an American scientist who’s worried that your data might get censored or destroyed by Trump’s radically anti-science appointees, here are some technologies that could help you preserve it, and preserve access to it.

pub. 02/2017