Tri-Cities Prepares To Celebrate Science On Earth Day
21 Avril, 2017, 19:34 | Author: Come Portier
"All of our innovations celebrate diversity of thought, and that only happens when you have a diverse set of people who think in different ways".
Thousands of anti-Trump protesters are expected to attend the March for Science at the National Mall in Washington DC on Earth Day, April 22.
Critics say the march is anti-Trump and anti-Republican. Still, two-thirds of Americans think climate scientist should have a major role in policy making (pewinternet.org/2016/10/04/public-views-on-climate-change-and-climate-scientists/).
Leppert said she is motivated to march by President Donald Trump's effort to roll back regulations and cutfunding for environmental efforts, among other reasons.
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. A small cut at NASA, just one percent of its budget, masks the fact that the cuts would target earth science and education programs that contribute to our understanding of climate change.
There are also dozens of global cities participating, including Toronto and London. As a form of "local activism" to combat notions of science being elitist, he is also developing a fall 2017 course, PHYS 0150: "The Jazz of Modern Physics", which is designed for students outside of the physics concentration and aims to make physics more approachable.
March for Science Toronto hopes this protest will not only put pressure on the USA administration to "accept what basic research tells them" but also reverse some of the damage caused by the Harper Government. Chuck Grassley and Joni Ernst. "We must capture the imagination of the very people whom our mission benefits and share with them our own enthusiasm for science", they write.
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The op-ed made one point which is that what we really need to be doing as scientists is getting out into the communities and meeting one-on-one or in small groups with people who might not be at the march on Saturday.
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.
Unfortunately, we're living in a time where lies are presented as "alternative facts" and science is pooh-poohed as theory.
"Instead of investing in cleaner, renewable, we're still stuck on coal", he said, contending that Utah political leaders favor energy production over the environment. But we care about this. On top of that, there are dozens of other protests against Trump on Earth Day taking place as well.
Trump and his team, including Scott Pruitt, the administrator of the Environmental Protection Agency who has challenged scientific findings showing a connection between human activity and global warming, are being "totally irresponsible" with their approach to climate change, Lentakis said. He addresses the chilly atmosphere for scientists now in Washington, DC, and talks about the dire situation the world finds itself on as President Donald Trump rolls back initiatives meant to combat climate change. With undergraduate degrees in both biology and chemistry, I am concerned about the war on science that we are seeing in both state and national politics.
Roeder also said he hoped for change. Marchers will also voice their opposition to the anti-vaccination movement and what they see as a popular climate of anti-intellectualism and disregard for evidence in every area of public policy.
He cited the famous Isaac Newton quote: "If I have seen further it is by standing on the shoulders of giants". If you value these things, come out and show that this is something you believe in. But if you disregard the planet, of which America is a part of, jobs will be of little concern. And Trump has continued to make comments expressing doubts, not backed by science, about the risks of vaccines.
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