Scientists call an Earth Day march vs. Trump


And about damn time.

From the Thomson Reuters Foundation:

U.S. scientists will mark Earth Day by marching on Washington in protest at U.S. President Donald Trump’s stance on climate change and on science they consider under threat from ideology, organisers said on Thursday.

“This long-simmering history of anti-science is on a freight train that’s barrelling down on all of us,” said Kathleen Rogers, president of the Earth Day Network, the Washington-based non-profit that coordinates Earth Day.

Since launching a website for the anti-Trump march on Monday, more than 40,000 people have registered interest, saying they planned to attend the march or a satellite event.

Some 325,000 people have also liked a Facebook page announcing the “March for Science”.

“The election of President Trump and the Republican party – which has adopted more often than not an anti-science platform -has certainly inspired some of the viral explosion that we’ve seen come out of this movement for a march for science,” Ted Bordelon, acting spokesman for the march, said in a telephone interview with the Thomson Reuters Foundation.

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