Cities Around the World Participated in the 2018 March for Science
Apr 15 2018 by Michele Stevens
Saturday's second annual March for Science in Raleigh wasn't a march so much as a sit-down affair, with signs, lots and lots of signs in the bright sunshine of Halifax Mall - many of them quite pointed toward the current administration.
Participants called for policymakers to consult with experts before making decisions, and to enact evidence-based policies that serve all communities.
The foremost issue for her was how the United States and the world are being impacted by climate change, and she wanted to see more action taken to fight it.
She says thanks to the federal government's multibillion-dollar investment into scientific research across Canada, it's the ideal time to celebrate the investment while also asking for more support to tackle big problems such as climate change and increase the number of jobs in the scientific community.
Mary Ellen Cosenza, 58, attended the march in New York's Washington Square Park on Saturday.
Satellite marches also drew crowds in cities around the world such as Munich, Germany, and Durban, South Africa.
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Hundreds of thousands of people around the world participated in the March for Science a year ago.
Messages from Prof M S Swaminathan, an agricultural scientist from Chennai, Prof M Anandakrishnan, for the VC of Anna University and former chairman of IIT Kanpur and Prof Deepankar Chatterjee, honorary professor at IISc were read on the occasion.
Scientists' criticism of the President grew weeks later when he decided the United States would pull out of the Paris climate accord.