Think of the many ways that federally supported science resulted in improvements in our lives, from cures for cancer to weather forecasting to smartphones and the internet. I am old enough to have witnessed significant environmental degradation in places like the Florida Keys and Mexico's Gulf of California, where I've taken students on field excursions over a teaching career spanning three and a half decades.
Diane Lentakis, an organizer with the Connecticut Sierra Club and climate advocacy group 350 Connecticut, is helping to coordinate about a half-dozen buses from Connecticut to D.C. for the People's Climate March.
Environmental concerns have been on the rise in Wisconsin.
Instead, thousands will be donning lab coats and hitting the streets in an worldwide demonstration to celebrate the scientific community in the US and defend its role in society.
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Since my early marching days I have devoted my professional life to conducting and facilitating research and communicating scientific understanding to protect and restore the Chesapeake Bay, where I spent most of my adult life, and the Mississippi Delta, where I was born and raised.
Organizer Elizabeth Ferris' initial decision to join in was to honor her dad.
March for Science Toronto hopes this protest will not only put pressure on the USA administration to "accept what basic research tells them" but also reverse some of the damage caused by the Harper Government.
According to the March for Science's official website, the event has stirred up controversy, as some individuals believe that scientists should steer clear of becoming too heavily involved in politics. "In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we might ask instead: can we afford not to speak out in its defense?" We can't blame human interference for the Pliocene Warm period, but the study of past climates does inform our outlook on the severity of climate change facing human populations today. Alternatively, please make your views on the importance of science for our nation and the world, whatever those views are, known to your elected representatives.
Aside from funding, the march aims to establish a solid foundation for a future partnership between the scientific community and the Spokane community at large. The Women's March on Main also was not designed as a partisan event, but the crowd was heavily against the Trump administration.
And for the first time in decades, huge numbers of people in the USA will celebrate May 1 as International Workers' Day the same as workers do in other countries around the world. Is there some intention on your part to see the president's attention turn to what's happening in these marches and pay attention to a subject he wouldn't otherwise? "Thousands of people in nearly 500 cities around the world will march together in support of science's role in society and policy and to ensure our future". Some worry that the march will further politicize science and encourage conservatives to ignore scientists' concerns.
The UQ School of Chemistry and Molecular Biosciences head, and March for Science Brisbane Organising Committee member, Professor Paul Young, said the movement started in the U.S. in the first week of Donald Trump's presidency. [Our pillars will be] public policy, science education, sustainability and public health. "I'm hoping this day showcases how fun science can be". Right now, Ferris says, an invisible wall exists. She said both groups have seen an increase in activism "and I think it's because people are angry", Lentakis said.
The event grounds open at 8:00am on the National Mall, north of the Washington Monument.
The organizers have worked to ensure that the events associated with the Washington D.C. march are accessible.