Apr 11, 2017 12:37 PM EDT
Donald Trump Becomes Focal Point of Scientists On 'March For Science' 2017 [Video]
On April 22, science enthusiasts will meet in Washington, D.C. to participate in the 2017 "March for Science" event. The march in Washington will be accompanied by various satellite events in hundreds of cities all over the world. Well, these people have one purpose: Introduce science to Donald Trump.
Apparently, this year's "March for Science" could be record breaking. Per Live Science, as of April 6, a total of 480 satellite events are already scheduled. To better illustrate, the march will happen on every continent except Antarctica. In the United States alone, there are 358 rallies across 50 states.
Meanwhile, the "March for Science" happens on the same day as Earth Day. Nonetheless, anyone who practices any aspect of science - not just that concerning the environment - is encouraged to join. The rally in Washington kicks off at 10 a.m. between 15th Street and 17th Street. Eventually, the march begins at 2 p.m. (local time).
According to Mashable, the upcoming protest hopes to raise concerns about the drastic Donald Trump policies regarding climate change. Recently, the US President has cut funding for research companies like the Environmental Protection Agency and the Department of Energy. In 2012, Trump called "the concept of global warming" a Chinese hoax.
For the record, three co-chairs are behind this global event. Valorie V. Aquino (a researcher on the relationship between human communities and the environment), Caroline Weinberg (a health educator on genetic disease diagnosis), and Jonathan Berman (also a science educator who focuses on the molecular origins of hypertension) work together for the success of the march. As of now, a total of 170 organizations has joined as event partners.
These firms include the Entomological Society of America and the Society for Neuroscience. The Genetics Society of America and the Society for Research in Child Development also are also in. Lastly, the Center for Biological Diversity assured its attendance as well.
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