Data Rescue Movement Seeks To Fight Trump Administration’s Anti-Science Agenda

Scientists, academics, programmers, librarians, journalists, activists, and concerned citiziens came togther at Northeastern University’s Snell Library recently to preserve at-risk federal data.

The hack-a-thon, organized by Data Rescue Boston, was one of several such events that have taken place across the country in the last few months as public interest in protecting scientific data increases along with the risks posed by the President Donald Trump anti-science rhetoric.

Since Trump took office, government agency websites have removed references to climate change, Environmental Protection Agency employees have been forbidden from talking to the press or publishing new research, and harsh budget cuts have been proposed for the EPA and the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration.