Courtesy of USA Today:Daisy the Science Pup leading #ScienceMarchLdn! #MarchForScience #ScienceMarch pic.twitter.com/lGx4xQdAAt— March for ScienceLDN (@LDNsciencemarch) April 22, 2017
Thousands of people — scientists and their champions — are expected to descend on Washington Saturday and turn out in hundreds of cities worldwide to use Earth Day as a vehicle to show public support for what they feel is a trend against using scientific evidence for govrnment policymaking.
While billing itself as nonpartisan, the March for Science movement, including rallies and marches in more than 600 communities, clearly sees the Trump administration, which has expressed skepticism of man's role in climate change and has eased regulations on coal and oil production, as a threat to science.
Of particular concern to critics is the Trump administration's budget that calls for sizable cuts in funding for the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy's Office of Science.
Organizers of the march encouraged scientists in their ranks to wear their lab coats, goggles, stethoscopes, field gear and other work clothes to make their presence known among a group that frequently shies away from public political displays.
Much like the Women's March the day after the inauguration this will be yet another demonstration of the public's concern about the danger posed by the Trump Administration, and the Republican party in general, to our civil rights and our ability to be informed.
There are literally marches all over the world, so if you want to participate take a look here to find one in your area.
If, like me, you are unable to attend due to work responsibilities or other considerations you can follow the marches on Facebook by clicking here.
Viva la Resistance!