Donald F. Boesch: We need more science, not less

People stand together holding placards during the March for Science day at Martin Place in Sydney

After the worldwide "Women's March", it was obvious to Caroline Weinberg, a health researcher and science journalist from NY, that she wouldn't remain silent when the Trump administration started forcing scientists to keep their mouths shut.

Protests are standard on the National Mall, and from the 1963 March on Washington to the recent Women's March, history has been made there time and time again.

Climate change denial and budget cuts to critical science funding puts us dangerously close to an outright rejection of the expertise of scientists and the knowledge that centuries of scientific inquiry have yielded.

Which is pretty much what the Trump administration is doing with science anyway.

"Politics are not necessarily the point here", says Garner. Executive orders to start the rollback of the Clean Power Plan, lift the federal moratorium on coal leasing on public lands, and green-light the Keystone XL and Dakota Access pipelines pose major threats to Americans' health and environment and the world's climate.

Thousands of people in hundreds of places worldwide will take to the streets in support for science on Earth Day, taking place this year on Saturday (22 April), in an event underlining the hard relationship between science and politics.

"The March for Science is an unprecedented call to action for everyone who knows that science is essential to public health, global and economic security, and the livelihood of communities around the world", added Christine McEntee of the American Geophysical Union.

But Eickhout said the assessments were not as objective as one would think.

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Whether or not there's a march planned in your area, organize in your community. Egger, who has taught at Central Washington University for six years, is also a member of a state-wide consortium to improve science education in Washington and the Director of Undergraduate Research at CWU. "We had to make our presence felt because scientists never really do". "And if he continues to fund other branches of science, they will be even more upset". Bonoan will be giving a lecture on honey bees at a museum in MA during the march, but will be wearing a March for Science t-shirt in solidarity.

And March for Science Merced will run from 10 to noon, beginning at Court House Square Park, West 21st Street between M and O streets. People are calling the scientists shady, dishonest.

"The result is that the EPA will have to rely on incomplete science to issue life-saving regulations", said Rep.

Past efforts by NASA to explore outer space have led to many scientific discoveries about the nature of our universe. "Science benefits every single person living on this plant, we can not move forward as a civilization without it".

Last week's Tax March Chicago drew 2-4,000 (here is a collection of some of the more interesting protest signs at this link), while the Chicago edition of the Women's March in January drew about 250,000 (photos of the signs at this URL). That's the only impact that I've seen so far, so a lot of this is responding to the policy proposals that are out there, the priorities that have been set publicly by the new administration, and some of the rhetoric we've been hearing, not just from the administration in Washington, but from other parts of the political spectrum, as well. "When it's not. They're ignoring the scientific consensus of the global community, which will be very detrimental for humans in the next coming 50 years".

He believes the event will motivate more people to stand up for what they believe in and act as a wake up call to those who have lost hope of changing the world. "The evidence for what works in the classroom comes from social and behavioral science research; the evidence for how to prepare for the inevitable quake comes from Earth science and engineering studies". Organizers said the marches come at a time of attacks on research budgets and evidence-based science. You can find all of the "Week of Action" events here.

Scientists stage anti-Trump rally in San Francisco five months ago.

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