Scott Pruitt, the new head of the EPA, has made it clear he intends to rollback progress made during the Obama administration on issues such as climate change, clear air & water, and more. On Earth Day, stand up science and rational thought. Organizers across the country are stepping up to host a March for Science:
Rush Holt, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), said that people were "standing up for science". His remarks reflect growing concern among researchers that science is disregarded by President Trump
Scientists across the US plan to march in DC on 22 April.
"I've never seen anything like it in my entire career," the former Democratic congressman told BBC News. "To see young scientists, older scientists, the general public speaking up for the idea of science. We are going to work with our members and affiliated organisations to see that this march for science is a success."
The main event will take place on April 22nd in Washington, DC., with satellite marches being planned across the country.
1. LIKE THE OFFICIAL MARCH FOR SCIENCE FACEBOOK PAGE
Click here for the official page. The page includes event details, transportation coordination, and more.
2. FIND A LOCAL MARCH FOR SCIENCE OR HOST ONE IN YOUR AREA
If you can't make it to DC, go the March for Science website and see if there's a satellite march in your area. If there is not one your area, contact ABT and we'll help you host one in your community. Email us at firstname.lastname@example.org