Published: Sun, April 15, 2018
Science | By Joan Schultz

March For Science' To Take Place Saturday In Downtown San Diego

March For Science' To Take Place Saturday In Downtown San Diego

On April 22, last year, more than a million scientists, teachers and supporters of scientific thought marched in more than 600 cities around the world in a unique initiative to defend science and scientific outlook.

The march was also in solidarity with the "March for Science" movement started in 2017 in the wake of US President Donald Trump's frontal attack on science terming climate change a hoax and slashing funds for various environmental programmes and scientific agencies.

"We need to let members of Congress.and the president and everyone in Washington and Harrisburg that we're here and if you vote against science and you vote against education and the environment, we're going to vote against you", he said.

In his message, Mr. Anandakrishnan said that he was disappointed by recent trends in education and science in India.

"Good science depends on good democracy".

Lower Saucon resident MyLien Nguyen said she attended the rally because she supports science and wants the administration to support science.

Meanwhile, David Titley, a retired rear admiral who was in charge of the US Navy's task force on climate change, told the crowd that science shows we need to "take actions now to avoid the worst of the risks we know are highly likely to appear".

The Monterey Bay Aquarium held a similar event previous year for the inaugural march, featuring several of the aquarium's African penguin colony residents. In Cologne and Münster there were more than 1,000 marchers.

This article was originally published by Science As Fact. An essay contest for the High School students and a poster contest for the middle school students are part of this year's march.

In total, protest marches were planned for 14 German cities including Kassel, Koblenz, Saarbrücken and Trier.

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