Published: Tue, April 25, 2017
Research | By Francis Brooks

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

Advocates fan out in global show of support for science

However, Rush Holt, a former physicist and Democratic congressman who runs the American Association for the Advancement of Science, admits this march was first thought up at the Women's March on Washington, a day after Trump's January 20 inauguration.

The "March for Science" was deemed necessary this year largely because the United States elected Donald Trump, who thinks global warming is "bullshit" and has filled his cabinet with people who will do whatever they can to dismantle environmental protections and promote extraction industries.

"It really upsets me when I hear somebody like our president say, 'I don't believe in climate change.' There's no belief system in science". "Any policy he does regarding the environment is an assault on it". - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017 Hundreds of USA cities held rallies, and the demonstrations which started in Australia and Asia also spread to South America. "When you cut the NIH, that's how people die from preventable diseases", said Sequeira.

Hundreds turned out in light rain for a pro-science rally on the ME statehouse lawn in Montpelier.

Dr. Jacob Trevnio, Nano-Science researcher at the City University of NY, was among the marchers.

"I feel like as long as there's been science around, there's been people resisting it".

Threats to science are heightened in Turkey and elsewhere in Europe, said McEntee, who planned to march with geophysical scientists in Vienna, Austria.

Shamseer said she's performing what she called "research on [scientific] research" as part of her studies.

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To discuss climate change and the March for Science, CGTN's Susan Roberts sopke to Kari Fulton.

The sign that 9-year-old Sam Klimas held was red, handmade and personal: "Science saved my life".

Thousands of protesters are expected to join scientists, researchers, engineers and mathematicians in demonstrations around the world on Saturday for the March for Science. "My administration is committed to advancing scientific research that leads to a better understanding of our environment and of environmental risks".

"We should remember that rigorous science depends not on ideology, but on a spirit of honest inquiry and robust debate", Trump said in his statement. Like most people on Saturday, he wanted scientific-based policies enacted to protect the planet.

Out in the crowd, worries were expressed straightforwardly in the signs and banners held by the participants that read: "Science, not silence", "Oceans are rising, and so are we", "Fund Science = Fun Future", "Policy without science is a Biohazard", "Science is not a partisan issue, it is the foundation of our society", "Science is NOT an opinion".

"If we don't support our science, we're going to lose it", Zurawski said in an interview.

"It's great to see". "The ideas that are being suggested by this administration are so unsafe that it nearly seems like that their intention is to sabotage us".

Gibbs said that when Canadian scientists felt threatened, they got a lot of support from their USA counterparts.

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