“The Pruning Has Already Begun”

The following link describes efforts by pools of computer hackers to gather, protect, and secure critical data NASA has gathered regarding the earth sciences, including decades of data on climate change.

https://www.wired.com/2017/02/diehard-coders-just-saved-nasas-earth-science-data/

The most important words in this article are, “the pruning has already begun.” This means this administration, with oil company executives, global warming deniers, and EPA opponents in key roles in the cabinet, is busy wiping clean the data they find “inconvenient.” Because, after all, if you don’t have the data, it isn’t happening.