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In case you hadn’t heard, the Trump administration is deleting publicly available information at an alarming rate. According to Mic, Trump’s team has removed every pre-January 2017 statement and promise from the president’s campaign website. Gone are the pledges to ban Muslims from entering the United States and fight the country’s opioid epidemic; gone are the proposals to build a border wall. Trump’s executive campaign director Michael Glassner says it’s relaunching the website to reflect Trump’s presidential achievements, so it looks like the site will remain empty for some time.

In the spirit of making public information disappear, Trump’s team has been deleting and altering any tidbit related to global warming from government-owned websites. But, as Mashable’s Maria Gallucci reports, we’d be wise to soak up all the information we can while there are still live resources and time to appreciate them. So, how does one begin cramming climate change data for an apocalyptic final exam? Climate Explorer might be a good place to start as it offers heaps of maps, graphs, and projections you can download for free thanks to the hard work of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) researchers. The Obama administration initially created the tool along with a Climate Resilience Toolkit to empower community leaders, business owners, and city planners to adapt and prepare for impending geographical changes.

There’s also the Sea Level Rise Viewer, which shows photo simulations of projected flooding as a result of climate change. With the beta version, you can look up how sea level rise will affect your local coastline. For instance, in my city, I can expect sea levels to rise by a little over 1 foot by 2040, 2 feet by 2060, and nearly 4 feet by 2080 based on intermediate-to-high projections. The map also shows which areas will be most vulnerable to sea level rise.

According to the NOAA, we shouldn’t expect tools like the Climate Explorer and Sea Level Rise Viewer to disappear just yet despite the ever-present threat of drastic budget cuts. But if we’re to learn anything from the pages continually disappearing from the EPA’s website, we should take that assurance with a sizable grain of salt.


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