Date: January 15th, 2019
Agency: DOC, Federal, NASA
Explanation: Government Censorship
On January 15, 2019, the New York Times reported that the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration and National Aeronautics and Space Administration have been forced to delay release of their annual global temperature analysis for 2018 due to the partial government shutdown. The analysis, which is typically released in early January, shows how global surface temperatures over the past year compared to historic trends. It is a key source of data for scientists researching climate change.
Update: The 2018 global temperature analysis was released on February 6, 2019.