Crowds turn out around the world for March for Science

Crowds turn out around the world for March for Science

Cigliano's message was one of many shared at the rally Saturday afternoon, where people sported "Blue Wave" shirts and signs saying "science is not a liberal conspiracy" and "I'm with her" with an arrow pointing to the earth. Park followed by a march to the Rochester Riverside Hotel, where the organization will hold a science expo and career fair.

Designated wheelchair access and sign language interpreters will be provided.

The March for Science returned today for its second year, with marches and rallies planned for 200 cities worldwide.

Inadequate investments in science and higher education, accompanied by public policies that are based on prejudices and the media promotion of pseudoscience and superstition as well as institutional clientelism are some of the main sore spots of Croatian society, the organisers of the two marches for science have said.

Regina also hosted a March for Science starting at 2 p.m.at the Saskatchewan Science Centre.

The marchers for science in Zagreb also warned that prejudices were growing and that pseudoscience and institutional clientelism were encouraged. "We're building on thriving community of year-round advocates", said Weinberg. "I'm terrified to live in a time when our leaders say science is fake news or a conspiracy".

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The flagship event in DC included speakers who emphasized the importance of including people of diverse backgrounds in the scientific enterprise, including people of color, immigrants, those with disabilities, and women. "Last year we marched, this year we speak up", he says. "They are helping with things going on in other cities with a community of other advocates".

"The diversity research clearly demonstrates bringing all the people to the table - to the scientific table - leads to better ideas, kinder, more ethical solutions, and always a more informed public policy", Welch added.

Other marches took place across the globe, as far north as the Arctic Circle and as far south as Antarctica.

For those who missed the march but want to participate in science advocacy, Roth suggested to "stay informed as much as you can and continue to push for sound decisions and policy, and vote too".

"Increased access to mental health services. Trump had just pulled out of the Paris climate accord, so nationally there was a ton of attention on this issue". Trump had established a long record of criticizing climate science and suggested it was a hoax perpetuated by the Chinese government, despite scientific evidence that contradicted those beliefs.

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