A special look inside the March for Science • Earth.com

A special look inside the March for Science


Today’s Video of the Day comes from the American Chemical Society’s Reactions series and feature a special look inside last week’s March For Science.

As we reported, the March For Science took place on last Saturday as part of Earth Day 2017. The March was touted as a global effort to organize, voice support, and “defend the vital role science plays in our health, safety, economies, and governments.”

“The March for Science champions robustly funded and publicly communicated science as a pillar of human freedom and prosperity. We unite as a diverse, nonpartisan group to call for science that upholds the common good and for political leaders and policy-makers to enact evidence based policies in the public interest.  

The March for Science is a celebration of science.  It’s not only about scientists and politicians; it is about the very real role that science plays in each of our lives and the need to respect and encourage research that gives us insight into the world.  

Nevertheless, the march has generated a great deal of conversation around whether or not scientists should involve themselves in politics. 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?”

By Rory Arnold, Earth.com

Source: American Chemical Society

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