A March for Science in DC Set for Earth Day 2017


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In response to an Administration and Congress that seems hostile to science — particularly in regards to climate change — there is going to be a March for Science in Washington DC, this year, on Earth Day.

There are also a growing constellation of marches around the nation set for that day.

What began as a Reddit conversation has grown into a movement of scientists and science lovers standing up for evidenced-based policy making and inclusivity in the science community.

The date of the march isn’t just an average Saturday. April 22 is Earth Day, first celebrated in 1970.

The original Earth Day is seen by many as a turning point in the environmental movement. The year itself also marks a major turning point for the U.S. government and environmental policy. In 1970, Richard Nixon signed the Environmental Protection Agency into existence and it began operating that December.

I usually don’t post politically oriented stuff on here, but I think this goes beyond politics. It is dangerous to me when politicians have so little regard for facts and scientific reality. Somewhere around 99% of scientists around the world state that climate change is a reality, whereas only 50% of U.S. politicians agree with this. Without support for the greatest minds our society has to offer, we’re not going to go anywhere as a country or as a people. It was hostility to intellectualism that thrust Europe into the Dark Ages. There is so much potential in our day and age. Potential to explore the stars. Potential to power our cities with sunshine and wind. Potential to unlock the secrets of the human mind and genome. We can’t give that all up now out of fear and hate.

So if you’re interested in standing up for science, definitely check out this link.

Update: I just joined a chat room with the organizers. So I’ll post more updates if I get any relevant information that needs to be posted here.

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One response

  1. Abd-L-Azeez

    I always find myself on the edge when it comes to climate change. Yes it is real and 99% of scientists agree on that. Although not all of them agree that it’s man made. Which what governments around the world use it as a silver bullet against free market, and to enforce more regulations. The fact is, the harm done by governments, is a lot worse than anyone else through its nuclear programs and uranium weapons. So governments will never be the solution.
    Saying that, environmental pollution is very real. Especially all the oil rigs and what they’re doing to the wild life, and we should stop using the earth and its atmosphere as an unlimited dumb.

    February 3, 2017 at 11:55 am

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