The March for Science is officially a reality this Earth Day, with untold numbers of concerned individuals gathering in hundreds of locations to call on the government to fully acknowledge the importance of science in informing public policy decisions.
The March for Science was originally conceived on Reddit, and it was modeled after the highly successful Women’s March on Washington, which took place the day after Trump’s inauguration. Both the Women’s March and the March for Science were billed as non-partisan events, spurred by Trump’s election but not confined to simply expressing opposition to the Trump administration.
Each event also had one central march in Washington, D.C., with hundreds of other “sister,” or satellite marches taking place elsewhere.
Well did you know that just like the Women’s March, the March for Science was not confined to the United States?
That’s right; joining with Americans to call on the government to stop rejecting the science about climate change were untold numbers of people in other countries this Saturday.
Check out images and videos from March for Science events around the world below, via Twitter.
German scientists in Antartica:
The German scientists’ message reads: “We support the International March for Science,” adding a quote from renowned scientist Marie Curie, which says:
‘Nothing in life is to be feared; it is only to be understood. Now is the time to understand more, so that we may fear less.’
Kudos to everyone standing up for science around the world.