WikiLeaks wants your climate change data – that Trump is ignoring

WikiLeaks wants your climate change data - that Trump is ignoring
WikiLeaks wants your climate change data - that Trump is ignoring

In a post Wednesday, the secret leaking organization asked for data that might get swept under the rug by the President Donald Trump administration.

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For scientists, the new presidency may signal a difficult period for research, especially as Trump continues to align himself with climate deniers.

Scientists working for the U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) and the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) were placed under gag orders, though the USDA order was lifted after a public outcry condemned it.

Those two agencies oversee many government-led studies on climate change, sea level rise, natural disasters and other related issues.

The issue with WikiLeaks’ latest plea is that the researchers and collectors of the wanted data might be resistant to share that information with the whistleblowing organization.

Similar to the climate data request, WikiLeaks asked for information on Trump’s tax returnslast weekend, another data mine that the public and media have been struggling to obtain and that Trump has refused to share.

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