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Climate scientists preserve research ahead of Trump presidency




File: Donald Trump attends the grand opening ceremony at the new Trump International Hotel Oct. 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
File: Donald Trump attends the grand opening ceremony at the new Trump International Hotel Oct. 26, 2016 in Washington, D.C.
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It's pretty hard to discount the fears of climate scientists who say they are worried about Donald Trump's move into the White House.

He's called climate change a hoax.

He's tapped a climate skeptic to head the Environmental Protection Agency.

And, he's asked officials at the Energy Department for the names of those involved in climate meetings.

Now, many scientists are worried he may be coming for their data.

A grass roots effort to download and preserve federal climate data has begun -- out of fear it may disappear during the next administration.

Jason Koebler writes for the Vice channel Motherboard. He spoke with Take Two's Sanden Totten for more.

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