Over 200 to join 'March for Science' in India

Over 200 to join 'March for Science' in India

Over 200 to join 'March for Science' in India

But Solouki, president of the student group Advancing Science and Policy on campus, said she doesn't see the march as a protest against President Trump.

"The Trump administration's contempt for science is a danger to people and the planet", said Shaye Wolf, the Center's climate science director, who will march in D.C.

Others argue that science has deeper problems, such as the shortcomings of the peer review process, that they deem outweigh those caused by the current USA administration.

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While President Donald Trump's dismissal of scientific evidence regarding climate change was a clear catalyst, organizers insist the event is not anti-Trump.

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A nonpartisan group is calling for marches across the US on Saturday (April 22) to start a global movement to defend what they call the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.

"The wholesale disregard of truth and fact by the president and his close advisers, their devaluing evidence and the scientific method, is so extreme that I can't be silent", he said.

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And this is the science that the administration's budget proposes to cut, attempting to persuade the American people that the basic research undertaken in labs across this country doesn't affect them. "I think it can get millenials involved to let them know that science can be profitable and still be good for the earth".

-The Philadelphia March for Science starts at 10 a.m.at the south side of City Hall. Where I live, up in deeply nerdy Cambridge, Massachusetts, there are March for Science posters up all across the city.

"We are looking at the march as a starting point to energize the scientific community", Naughton says.

Receiving less, but still substantial, support were "Encouraging scientists to engage the public", which was considered very important by 70 percent of participants, and the somewhat vague statement "Encouraging diversity in science", which was strongly endorsed by 68 percent. Science, they argue, is something that exists outside of politics and needs to stay there, rather than getting dragged through the mud of our political process.

While rallies are critical in terms of spreading a message, the type of substantive change the scientific community seeks -- and our country needs -- will only be realized when scientists overcome outmoded taboos and evolve.

For a full list of events, visit the March for Science website. Here are a few of the more prominent cities/states participating in the march. 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. "We want to really effect change in a bigger way than we might have been able to do up till now".

"The organizers of the march have taken great pains to say this is not partisan, it is not about any particular public official or political figure", Rush Holt, a physicist and former United States congressman told reporters on a conference call, noting that scientists are "often reticent" to wade into the political fray. Over the past three months, organizers pushed for the scientific community to find common ground to celebrate the role of scientific discovery in society and policy. NIH is the largest institution for biomedical science on earth. The Facebook event page for the Tampa/St. Petersburg march has over 1,700 people pledged to attend, with another 2,800 saying they are interested in going.

Under Trump's budget blueprint, the National Institutes of Health would lose almost $6 billion in funding, a massive blow to federally funded medical and scientific research.

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