Frontline: As “Climate Change” Fades from Government Sites, a Struggle to Archive Data

Frontline: As “Climate Change” Fades from Government Sites, a Struggle to Archive Data. “When the Environmental Protection Agency’s website underwent an overhaul of climate change information on a Friday in late April, Toly Rinberg and Andrew Bergman, both Harvard Ph.D. students in applied physics, set off to figure out what was gone. Sitting in their shared Washington, D.C. apartment, they started a spreadsheet to track the changes. Suddenly missing, they noticed, were scores of pages dedicated to helping state and local governments deal with climate change. The EPA site where those pages lived, titled ‘Climate and Energy Resources for State, Local, and Tribal Governments,’ would disappear for three months, only to come back in July without the word ‘climate’ in its title. The new website now focuses only on energy policy and resources, and is down to 175 pages from 380.”

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