The question of the year is just how much critical and maybe irreversible damage can the current executive branch do? The small snippet below from a recent PBS Newshour episode says maybe very much when it comes to climate change data.
JUDY WOODRUFF: Almost since the day President Trump was sworn in, members of a loosely aligned grassroots movement composed of academics, programmers, researchers and scientists have been archiving government data they fear could disappear…
Even this early into the new administration there are signs that widespread censorship is taking place. If you go to the NASA website and search for the words “Climate change” you will not find any references on that site. NASA which controls much of the satellite info no longer gives you any information. It is believed, but maybe just hoped, that the data has not been purged but simply archived. But the grass roots program as cited above is scrambling to get copies of government data before it disappears.
Losing all the current government controlled data on global warming would likely set back the science years and possibly beyond the turning point of being able to affect this human made condition. As far as this administration is concerned it is better to be safe than sorry as there is nothing logical about the current executive branch.