Science hits back: Anti-Trump protest set to draw thousands

Supporters of science and research gather to take part in the March for Science protest in SydneyMore
Supporters of science and research gather to take part in the March for Science protest in SydneyMore
Author

22 April, 2017

Lydia Villa-Komaroff, a molecular cellular biologist and honorary national co-chair of the March for Science, said the problem is not new, and that federal support for research has been declining since the 1960s.

In Washington, the march will feature speakers such as TV personality Bill Nye "the science guy", Mona Hanna-Attisha, a pediatrician who helped blow the whistle on the water crisis in Flint, Michigan and Christiana Figueres, one of the architects of the Paris climate agreement.

Until the Trump administration changes course significantly, we must work together to bridge the divide between academia, education and policymaking. "There are other lives here besides ourselves and we are the ones doing the most damage to it".

"We don't necessarily want this march to be a political statement but more of a defense of scientific thinking - looking at facts and drawing a conclusion from the facts", she said.

The "March for Science" on April 22 will not only take place in Washington, D.C., but also in many other cities around the globe.

The Sonora March for Science is scheduled from 10 a.m.to 1 p.m., beginning in Courthouse Park, 41 W. Yaney Ave., and proceeding to the Opera Hall.

"I care about the environment", Thornton said. Several of the country's major science organizations have endorsed the movement.

"#ScienceMarch also represents a tragic lost opportunity to do better than science's racist, sexist, ableist, colonialist, oppressive past", she tweeted. Where I live, up in deeply nerdy Cambridge, Massachusetts, there are March for Science posters up all across the city.

The global event follows the Women's March on January 21 where more than one million people marched across the world to show support for women's rights and express their discontent over the election of Trump who has called climate change a "hoax".

Isaiah Thomas releases statement following sister's death
It is about figuring out how to get all this talent to work together, to make things as hard as possible on the Bulls team. Zipser, Nikola Mirotic and Robin Lopez are all solid, but if they're going for 13-20 points each, it's a problem.


"Rival power centers", Huma's faults, and other keys to Hillary's election disaster
Following that, the White House called to encourage Hillary to concede , but the officials instead chose to drag the event out. The Clinton aides askedSanders to useher campaign slogan, "I'm with her". "I just lost, and that is that", she said . "Mr.


Nokia 6 Jumps On The 7.1.1 Nougat Bandwagon!
The update brings various new features which include shortcut support on home screen, new and updated emojis, bug fixing and more. This would seem to confirm HMD Global's previous claims that it will keep its Android-based Nokia smartphones updated regularly.


I do worry about that a little bit, but ultimately I decided that certainly for climate science, this issue has been so politicized for so long, I think it's hard for it to get more politicized.

Were you reluctant to participate?

Now if there isn't a March for Science protest happening near you, there's probably some type of Earth Day protest or event taking place within your area.

Numerous organizers and participants of the March for Science have backgrounds in climate science, and many have been advocating for bold climate action well before the election of Donald Trump. "Science benefits every single person living on this plant, we can not move forward as a civilization without it". "We must capture the imagination of the very people whom our mission benefits and share with them our own enthusiasm for science", they write.

The long-term goals for the march are also a bit fuzzy - though Andrew Rosenberg, director of the Center for Science and Democracy at the UCS, sees it as a chance to highlight the role of scientific evidence in public discussion and policy. The National Institutes of Health (NIH), which spends $32 billion a year on biomedical research - most of which is undertaken in labs at universities and medical schools across the nation - would see a 20 percent cut, bringing the agency's budget to its lowest level in 15 years.

The March for Science is an action to call upon lawmakers to measure their decisions on evidence-based research and support government-sponsored programs that have led to remarkable advances for our society, everything from life-saving medications to innovations that have improved crop yields.

Some in the scientific community are choosing to sit this one out. Since then, she's channeled her efforts into creating the non-profit 314 Action, which provides assistance for scientists who want to run for governmental offices. "The evidence for what works in the classroom comes from social and behavioral science research; the evidence for how to prepare for the inevitable natural disaster comes from Earth science and engineering studies".

We saw with the women's marches in recent months that you can catch the president's attention.


More news


  • Easter Message: Renew covenant with God- Gbenga Daniel

    Easter Message: Renew covenant with God- Gbenga Daniel

    That connects with the church's view that every Sunday is a celebration of Easter . " Easter is about mystery of god". Christian families in Kolkata had started preparing for Easter on the morning of Holy Saturday itself.
    Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in

    Facebook killer takes his own life as police close in

    Before the start of Facebook's annual F8 developers conference, CEO Zuckerberg said: "We have a lot more to do here". WICU reports that Stephens went to a McDonald's drive-thru and ordered chicken McNuggets and French fries.
    USA  top court to hear key religious rights case involving Missouri church

    USA top court to hear key religious rights case involving Missouri church

    Layton countered that the safety reason, and other health reasons, would not meet exceptions for public benefits for churches. The church's application to resurface the playground for its preschool and daycare ranked fifth of 44 applicants.
  • Apple encounters problems with the fingerprint sensor of the iPhone 8

    Apple encounters problems with the fingerprint sensor of the iPhone 8

    Another has a slightly curved, symmetrical glass on both front and back, and yet another has an aluminum back. Apple will still be using Sony mobile image sensors for their smartphones as their current generation models.

    Ann Coulter vows to speak at Berkeley

    Coulter advised Attorney General Jeff Session to look into the matter, since she was "unconstitutionally banned" from speaking. The recent unrest has put the spotlight on the university, known as the birthplace of the Free Speech Movement of the 1960s.

    Kim Kardashian shares ADORBZ Easter family snap

    She received the news just after arriving in New York City for the Angel Ball, which is an annual gala to raise money for cancer. According to People , West was hospitalized in November after he suffered from exhaustion and sleep deprivation.
  • DOJ asks sanctuary cities to prove cooperation with immigration law

    DOJ asks sanctuary cities to prove cooperation with immigration law

    New Orleans police have no means or authority to enforce immigration laws or hold someone suspected of violating them, he said. Officials from those cities which were sent the letters must provide proof from an attorney that they are following the law.

    Iraqi forces fight door-to-door in Mosul as battles enters seventh month

    An Iraqi military officer says Islamic State militants have launched a gas attack in a newly- liberated area in western Mosul . The IS group blazed across large swathes of northern Iraq in 2014, leaving the Iraqi central government reeling.

    Japan PM: NKorea may be capable of sarin-loaded missiles

    But Mr Yoshihide Suga, the government's chief spokesman, elaborated later when asked about the comments at a regular briefing.
  • Mountain lion snatches pet dog from Northern California home

    Mountain lion snatches pet dog from Northern California home

    Using a flashlight, the woman searched for the pooch but found only a trail of large, wet paw prints on the floor outside. She said they kept the room's French doors slightly open so that the dog could go outside as it needed.

    North Korea warns Trump: 'We're ready to launch nuclear strike'

    Kim Jong-un's right hand man vowed to launch a nuclear strike against America if North Korea is provoked. Military planes also flew in formation, creating the number 105 in the skies above Kim Il-sung Square.

    Workers relieve pressure on leaking Alaska oil well

    Because there is no pipeline for natural gas from Prudhoe Bay, companies pump oil and inject gas back into the wells. The site was also venting natural gas from two locations: a leak near the top of the well, and another lower down.