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As Trump Wages War on Science, Energy Grows for Worldwide March for Science


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As Trump Wages War on Science, Energy Grows for Worldwide March for Science

Nika Knight, staff writer

President Donald Trump's administration has fulfilled his campaign rhetoric when it comes to waging war on science, from erasing WhiteHouse.gov references to climate change on the day of his inauguration, to banning the term "climate change" at the Department of Energy's climate offi


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We are having a March for Science in downtown Shelton, WA..... grassroots power!!!!


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I am sure there will be many in MA. People's power. What will happen after the marches though? We need clean energy( not oil), fewer cars, no attacks on nature, stop the building, and stop the ever increasing human population.


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It is the compliant silence of the population that becomes proof of surrender. Commenting in CD doesn't count (unless you are physically disabled) but local grassroots actions certainly do speak truth to power! In fact such actions may communicate much more than some people expect to politicians. It is obvious to politicians that dedicated people organized the march to voice their opinions and that even in a small town or city that the local citizenry is willing to come out to protest. Three cheers for all you marching in Shelton. Your marching and protest chants are heard and louder than you realize.


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Science is not just climate science.

Those scientist who started modernizing the US nuclear weapons under Obama will see an increase in funding under Trump. Are we to march for that science?

Those scientist working for Monsanto to create genetically modified organisms will likely see less oversight and less restrictions on their work under Trump. Are we to march for that science?

The scientist who developed fracking will also see funding increases under Trump. Are we to march for that science?

Those scientists who created the mathematical models that the banks used to drive the housing bubble are about to release a new round of financial risk taking. Are we to march for that science?

And those scientist who developed the algorithms and tools to undermine our privacy in the name of the war on drugs, or terror, or whatever are also rubbing their hands under Trump. Are we to march for that science?

I understand the desire to march in support of climate science, but can't we keep it at that? A march for all science is a march for those areas of science that might destroy us as well as those areas that might save us.


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"It is perfectly obvious that the whole world is going to hell. The only possible chance it might not is that we do not attempt to prevent it from doing so."

Robert Oppenheimer