'Science Not Silence': The Signs of the March for Science
- Author: Leroy Wright Apr 23, 2017,
Apr 23, 2017, 17:56
A woman participates in the "March of Science" in Vienna, Austria. "I think we take so much for granted", said march honorary co-chair Dr. Lydia Villa-Komaroff ahead of the event. Other signs featured mathematical formulas in a display of geek humour.
Organizers from The Fleet Science Center said the march also highlights the global significance science has on our lives.
People holding placards during the March for Science day at the Jardin Anglais in Geneva, Switzerland. Probably the largest was held in Washington DC. "Climate change is real, it's man made and we need to do something about it".
"Always remember that economic growth enhances environmental protection", he said on his official Twitter account.
Thousands of protesters are expected to join scientists, researchers, engineers and mathematicians in demonstrations around the world on Saturday for the March for Science. Some demonstrators walked in lab coats while others shaded themselves under umbrellas and signs as temperatures neared 90 Fahrenheit (32 Celsius).
"We can and must protect our environment without harming America's working families", Trump said.
The March for Science-Omaha was set to follow an afternoon of activities.
"Science is not a partisan issue", she said.
The White House did not respond to a request for comment.
"My administration is committed to advancing scientific research that leads to a better understanding of our environment and of environmental risks", Trump said in the statement.
Ice photographer and filmmaker James Balog, who said he was watched trillions of tons of ice melt, told the Washington crowd that talking about the science of climate change in the face of the Trump administration and climate change deniers is "a battle between objective reality and ideological fiction". Or gut the Environmental Protection Agency's (EPA) greenhouse gas emissions rules?
"The March for Science evolved from a social media campaign into an effort to get people on the streets for the cause of science".
The protests, which was inspired by the Women's March, which took place in cities around the globe the day after Mr Trump's inauguration, were created to highlight the way Mr Trump has apparently dismissed science on everything from climate chance to the safety of vaccines.
The scientific community's direct involvement in a national policy debate has stirred some criticism about whether scientists should get involved in politics. "We believe building trust is prerequisite for our second goal - public policy that both supports and is supported by scientific research".
Trump's head of the EPA, Oklahoma lawyer Scott Pruitt, also claimed last month that carbon dioxide is not the main driver of global warming, a position starkly at odds with the worldwide scientific consensus on the matter.
HollywoodLifers, what do you think of the Earth Day March?
"Science isn't respected and it needs to be", said Sarah Binkow, 22, a civil engineer who travelled from MI to attend the Washington rally.
On Earth Day, April 22, scientists from around the U.S., a lot of them wearing lab coats and bearing protest signs gathered at the Washington Monument to express their objections. We must have public funds for science teaching.