“Every record has been destroyed or falsified, every book rewritten, every picture has been repainted, every statue and street building has been renamed, every date has been altered. And the process is continuing day by day and minute by minute. History has stopped. Nothing exists except an endless present in which the Party is always right.”
– George Orwell in “1984”
Yesterday’s political lie and cover-up by the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration left me surprised, disheartened and sad. I thought that NOAA was trustworthy. I used to think that the agency is guided by the scientific process. Yesterday the Washington Post reported that this is not an isolated event; that a “top official” had instructed its scientists to not resist Trump’s fake political propaganda in the recent past.
It is sad to see how far we’ve fallen as a society.