WWB: Censorship in a Trump America

In case you have been living in a cave for the past year or delving into the latest your Netflix cue so deeply that you forgot what year it was—*ahem* I’m looking at you Friends reruns, the Trump administration is continuing to make some serious rollbacks on policies aimed to curb climate change.

So in an effort to try and bring some information to the masses and share it in a way that is not so shoved down your throat, Tova Wild decided to launch WWB’s or Wednesday Weekly Breakdowns where I single-handedly tackle topics like environmentalism, governmental policies and the like, and break-them-down for you and me.

I will preface this as always by saying, I am in NO WAY an EXPERT. I have no formal degree or training in this field beside volunteer work, but I am eager to learn as much as possible. In My Breakdowns, if there are facts that are misleading or untrue, or I am not fully understanding the information, please feel free to comment. I am really trying to come into this discussion with humility and eagerness to learn, this is just my way of doing it. I will provide links to all of the resources used and they will be located throughout the post and underlined.

If you are looking for a current list regarding all of the things the Trump administration has been doing environmentally, feel free to check it out the real professionals at National Geographic, Michael Greshko, Laura Parker, and Brian Clark Howard, who have been reporting on the environmental impact the Trump administration has had since he stepped in office.

REPORT: CLIMATE CHANGE WEBSITES ‘CENSORED’ UNDER TRUMP

January 10, 2018

Reports have been coming in showing that during the first year of the Trump administration, the U.S. government websites pertaining to climate change, have been altered or removed entirely. Content has been reduced, removed, and replaced with words to make the topic of climate change sound vague and misleading. The Bureau of Land Management’s web page on climate change was taken down during May and November of 2017, showing a shift in priorities towards the reduction of access to climate change information.

 

WWB 1.17.18

There are so many environmental things happening caused by the Trump administration, it’s making me schvitz. Until he is out of office, I will just be sitting here SMDH at the growing list, and working hard towards discussing and finding solutions and programs that are working to combat these issues.

*For the full list that is updated regularly, feel free to check it out here at National Geographic *