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The Twitter feed for Badlands National Park sent out three messages on Tuesday promoting climate science amid a new Trump administration crackdown on agencies communicating on social media.
#climate — Badlands Nat’l Park (@BadlandsNPS) January 24, 2017Flipside of the atmosphere; ocean acidity has increased 30% since the Industrial Revolution.
“Ocean Acidification” #climate #carboncycle — Badlands Nat’l Park (@BadlandsNPS) January 24, 2017ADVERTISEMENTThe tweets are basic scientific facts and not noteworthy in and of themselves, and the park tweeted climate facts about a dozen times last year.
“Today, the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is higher than at any time in the last 650,000 years.
… Flipside of the atmosphere; ocean acidity has increased 30% since the Industrial Revolution.
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National Park defies Trump social media ban, tweets climate warming facts – TheBlaze
Critics of Trump took to social media to decry the deletion of the tweets:…and all the @BadlandsNPS tweets were just deleted.
(@fuzzlaw) January 24, 2017Recently a Saturday Night Live writer was suspended for making an irresponsible joke about Barron trump on social media.
Earlier today it was reported that trump had ordered the Agriculture Department to cease all social media releases to the public, as well as other material.
And just a few days ago the administration ordered the Interior Department to shut down all social media after they retweeted a message about the size of Trump’s inauguration.
— Ed Yong (@edyong209) January 24, 2017A human being deleted the @BadlandsNPS climate change tweets.
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Our hero of the day is the Badlands National Park social media manager.
If the White House wants to silence government agencies, Badlands National Park is not here for it.
Tweets from Badlands National Park, which have since been deleted, shared facts on ocean acidification, CO2 in the atmosphere, and other climate science topics.
This isn’t the first time a Twitter account associated with the National Parks Service has gotten under the president’s skin.
The National Parks Service (under the Department of the Interior) was not included in this order.
The park’s official Twitter account sent out a climate-science tweetstorm Tuesday afternoon.
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