National Park Service Employees May Have Started An 'Alt' Resistance Twitter Account
On Tuesday, a rogue employee with access to the Badlands National Park Twitter account became a national hero when they started tweeting a succession of climate science facts. Tweeting climate science facts was actually not new for the park account (they've been doing it since the Obama Era), but given the fact that the entire Department of the Interior had been told to temporarily stand down from tweeting after a few choice inaugural retweets, Tuesday's tweets were a very big deal. Yes, we live in a time where a public agency tweeting out relatively dry facts about the amount of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere is a revolutionary act. The tweets in question were deleted within a few hours, but the screengrabs (see below) will last forever, much like the effects of global warming on our environment!
Meanwhile, another revolutionary Twitter account has emerged from the wilds of the internet. Yesterday, an "alt" National Park Service account billing itself as "the Unofficial 'Resistance' team of U.S. National Park Service" was created.
The "alt" NPS account began by retweeting Badlands National Park's now infamous "CAPTION THIS!" tweet from yesterday, which has somehow—miraculously!—still not been deleted from the park's official account.
Since yesterday, they've been tweeting out more climate science facts (including the ones that the Badlands account was forced to delete), along with general messages of resistance.
Mr Trump, you may have taken us down officially. But with scientific evidence & the Internet our message will get out.— NOT ALT WORLD (@NotAltWorld) January 24, 2017
Somewhere a call came down the line demanding the account editor remove the tweets. Someone pulled rank and cited President Trump's orders— NOT ALT WORLD (@NotAltWorld) January 24, 2017
97 percent or more of actively publishing climate scientists agree: Climate-warming trends are extremely likely due to human activities.— NOT ALT WORLD (@NotAltWorld) January 24, 2017
American Chemical Society: scientific assessments of our current & potential future climates clearly indicate climate change is real...— NOT ALT WORLD (@NotAltWorld) January 24, 2017
...and largely attributable to emissions from human activities, and potentially a very serious problem." (2004)— NOT ALT WORLD (@NotAltWorld) January 24, 2017
The account has also been tweeting out information about a
Sounds like it's gonna be great! In the meantime, as @AltNatParkSer puts it in their pinned tweet, "You can take our official twitter, but you'll never take our free time!"