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Thousands join global rallies for science

Thousands join global rallies for science

On this Earth Day, scientists at rallies around the world attempted to make their voices heard. "In the face of an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery, we might ask instead: Can we afford not to speak out in its defense?" Protesters were to march to the US Capitol later in the day to carry their pro-science message.


'March for Science' brings out thousands of people around the world

'March for Science' brings out thousands of people around the world

March co-founder Miles Greb summed up his hopes for the event by saying, "We want to inspire optimism in science again and say that this powerful tool is yours to help illuminate and improve the world". In London, physicists, astronomers, biologists and celebrities gathered for a march past the city's most celebrated research institutions. The White House did not directly address the march, but it did release a statement for Earth Day that tied directly to science.


White House meeting on Paris climate deal postponed

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Furthermore, the entire foundation upon which the Paris Climate Agreement is based is fundamentally flawed. The treaty would require the United States to make massive reductions in emissions and pay billions of dollars in "climate reparations" to Third World dictators, while requiring no emission cuts from developing countries including India and China.


Thousands gather for March for Science in San Francisco

Thousands gather for March for Science in San Francisco

Marchers carried signs supporting sighs and some even carried dinosaur skeletons. "From combating climate change and reducing carbon emissions to safeguarding our coastal communities and strengthening resiliency in the face of extreme weather - NY must continue to lead the way forward", Cuomo said .



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His proposed budget cuts for things like the National Institutes of Health and the Environmental Protection Agency gave the March for Science an even greater sense of urgency. "I think part of the onus is definitely on scientists for not communicating very well", she said. Laura Olesen, is a realtor who was at the rally, "I think we all need to fight for what's right and fight our nation and fight for the planet as people say there's no planet me, and I believe in science", she said.


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A patrol trooper was not able to stop in time and slid into Stephens' vehicle. Lane was placed into protective custody while police were searching for Stephens, before at last, Stephens was found by police before taking his own life after a tense police chase.