Redwood National Parks Spreads Message About Climate Change Via Tweet in Apparent Pushback Against the Trump Administration
A tweet by our local Redwood National Parks is going viral.
Someone with access to the account joined other national park twitter feeds to support the growing movement of scientists and those concerned about the environment in resisting the Trump administration’s policies on climate change and other issues.
Last month the tweet would have seemed harmless–a mere notation of the place of redwood trees in the ecosystem. It states, “[Do you know]redwood groves are #1 carbon sink / acre in nature? About 200 tons an acre. More redwoods would mean less #climatechange #climate.” (See below)
In fact, Redwood National Parks has tweeted about climate change before.
But today’s tweet is hailed as part of resistance by National Parks employees to anti climate change agenda by the new Trump administration.
The opening volley occurred on President Donald Trump’s Inauguration Day with tweets about the size of the crowd there and disappearance of certain pages from the White House’s website. The Department of the Interior ordered the National Park Service to shut down all of its activity Twitter. The Service has since been allowed to resume tweeting but are staying away from controversial subjects…Not so, all of its member parks.
Badlands National Park then tweeted out a series of posts about climate change which were quickly deleted.
Then, the Golden Gate National Park’s twitter posted this:
— Golden Gate NPS (@GoldenGateNPS) January 23, 2017
Today, our local Redwood National Park added to the conversation. The tweets are part of a growing resistance movement by scientists and those concerned with climate change as the Trump administration orders the Environmental Protection Agency to cease new contracts, remove climate change pages from its website and stop releasing information until the work has been reviewed on a “case by case basis.”