Any government that wants total control and compliance must control information. China regularly bans or censors many kinds of websites and methods of digital communication. In North Korea a cell phone could be a capital offense depending on what you do with it. Here in the U.S. we should expect a digital book burning: federal websites that deal with climate change will likely be expunged and then we’ll be told they didn’t really exist to begin with…or they were part of a Chinese or Mexican plot.
Well, here are some that I have found in easy google searches. Be interesting to see how long before these URLs become broken links.
FEDERAL CLIMATE WEBSITES:
NATL. WEATHER SERVICE: http://www.nws.noaa.gov/os/brochures/climate/Climatechange.pdf
DEPT. OF DEFENSE STUDY: https://www.defense.gov/News/Article/Article/612710
US GEOLOGICAL SURVEY: https://nccwsc.usgs.gov/
US FOREST SERVICE: https://www.fs.fed.us/climatechange/advisor/
NATIONAL PARK SERVICE: https://www.nps.gov/subjects/climatechange/index.htm
DEPT. OF AGRICULTURE: https://www.usda.gov/oce/climate_change/
DEPT. OF INTERIOR: https://www.doi.gov/climate
DEPT. OF COMMERCE-DEAL WITH CLIMATE CHANGE: https://www.commerce.gov/news/opinion-editorials/2016/04/op-ed-why-addressing-climate-change-makes-good-business-sense
If you think this purge is difficult go to Florida’s state government website. Search “climate change” and get zero hits. Next door Georgia’s sta5e government has not done the purge and you get several pages of URLs for the same search.
UPDATE: A public affairs person at the NRDC assures me that scientists across the nation are currently working to archive all the information now contained on government websites.