"If Trump turns off the satellites, California will launch its own damn satellite!"
That's what Governor Jerry Brown just said to 24,000 climate scientists in San Francisco, to thunderous applause. And:"We've got the scientists, we've got the lawyers and we're ready to fight."
And to Rick Perry of Texas, newly appointed to lead a department whose name he forgot when listing 3 departments he'd abolish if he were president - oh yeah, the Department of Energy:"We've got more sun than you've got oil."
Brown is at the annual meeting of the American Geophysical Union. I went there once - it's huge. They usually meet in San Francisco because it has one of the few conference centers big enough to hold 24,000 people.
The move to save climate data continues. Right now the main thing we could use is 3 terabytes of storage space; to get that from Google seems to cost $100/month, since they'll give you 1 terabyte for $10/month and then 10 terabytes for $100/month. +Jan Galkowski
, a professional statistician and member of the +Azimuth
Project, is spending Christmas break downloading data using WebDrive. He could use 3 terabytes of space.
First we're downloading stuff. In the longer term we will try to make this stuff publicly available. And we will try to coordinate with the Climate Mirror
Tomorrow I will talk to someone involved in this project and the head of the Society of American Archivists, since they know a lot about archiving data. I would like to find more ways for ordinary folks to help, but right now it's a confusing scramble to organize things.
More news on Brown's speech:http://www.latimes.com/politics/essential/la-pol-ca-essential-politics-updates-we-re-ready-to-fight-says-gov-jerry-1481739836-htmlstory.html#climateaction