Scientists decided to organize and managed to establish a day for their March for Science. They chose the Earth Day, on April 22. This March bound to defense the planet and remind everyone about climate change will take place on Saturday, April 22, in San Francisco, Washington, DC. The march was inspired by the protest which happened in 1970 where people mobilized at the first Earth Day.
Organizers of the March for Science stated that their purpose is to combat Trump’s efforts to discredit the assiduous work of scientists. The March is bound to enlist everyone who supports the integrity of research, not only environmentalists and researchers.
Organizers of the massive march have announced that they will leave their studies for a while and will get out in the streets to remind people about the importance of science. They want to celebrate the passion for science, calling for everyone’s support to protect the scientific community. Scientists are all concerned about the politicization of science which allowed policymakers to disdain scientific evidence.
This is a critical problem which is worth protesting for. Scientists and those who support scientific studies should not back down and fight to suppress policymakers’ efforts of annihilating the importance of climate change and other overwhelming proofs.
As we already know since the election campaign, Trump believes that climate change is a hoax and human-made global warming is something scientists made up. The president and his administration had discredited the Environmental Protection Agency and mistrusted the National Park Service. He had also questioned the use and safety of vaccines, without trusting their role and significance.
In response to Trump’s beliefs, scientists like the Stanford professor of biology Elizabeth Hadly claimed that this should trigger the alarm for researchers and scientists all over the world who need to get out in the streets and stand for what they believe in. Hadly has analyzed biodiversity for more than thirty years and she has previously worked for the National Park Service and US Fish and Wildlife.
The professor argued that she felt that she is bound to determine society open its eyes and realize that science brought us where we are today, revolutionizing many industries and fields of interest. Science reveals the steps of our evolution as humans. A society without data and proofs is nothing.
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