What started as a series of rallies has turned into a movement. More than 200 satellite events around the world are scheduled to participate in this years march, from Washington D.C. to Nigeria.
“The march itself, we hope, is going to encourage politicians and people watching to understand that people really do care about science, and think that evidence-based policy should exist in government.” – Caroline Weinberg, co-founder of the March for Science. From “For Science Supporters, an Earth Day on Washington.”
One of the march’s biggest goals is to fill the science posts in government with adequately trained people. Since the first march took place in 2017, we have seen a rise in scientists running for political office. Although that is great news there is still so much work to be done.
Why The March Continues:
Unfortunately policymakers are still not taking science based information as seriously as they should. They go against the advice of science based information, they have fired people for working on climate change and scientists at the CDC are being told they cannot use terms like “evidence based” according to Michael Halpern at the Union of Concerned Scientists.
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