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I heard the most surprising line recently that climate change is highly political and shouldn't be in tech conferences like #MapCamp.

I don't know who said it but please, NEVER attend #MapCamp again.

You are NOT welcome, nor will you ever be welcome. Thank you.
I will not accept any attempt to shut down debate or challenge or discussion on the most important topic of our generation simply because it doesn't fit in with your political ideology.

People call out "this is political" when something doesn't agree with their own politics.
The purpose of maps is to allow for discussion, to enable people to share their assumptions and to allow others to challenge the map not the person.

To try and close down such discussions with lines of "it is political" is the antithesis of what mapping is about.
And I cannot emphasise enough that if you are not willing to discuss, to share and to challenge in honest debate then you are most definitely not welcome to attend.

You are not needed.
You are of no use.
Go elsewhere.

Thank you.
X : Maps are political!
Me : "Mapping is highly political and shouldn't be in tech conferences like #MapCamp" ... sums it up.

There is no issue with debate, we could discuss the politics of mapping with a map but I won't accept trying to close debate with cries of "politics".
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