The Best Signs From This Year's March For Science

Organizers Plan Las Cruces March For Science

Saturday was a cold windy day in Saskatoon, but that didn't stop a group of around 50 people from gathering in Victoria Park for the second annual March for Science. The demands of the march remained the same as its predecessor, organised in the city on August 9 previous year: allocation of at least 3% of the GDP to scientific and technological research (currently, 0.85%) and 10% towards education; develop scientific tempter; ensure the education system does not contradict scientific evidence; and enact policies based on scientific evidence.

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.

"We can not make decisions unless we know the truth and we know the facts". "Also to help with the communication of facts and research to help educate people that may not have the resources they need to understand science and its impact on everyone".

Speakers in Washington on Saturday spoke about making scientific education and information accessible to all people, and not just scientists.

"Funding for science continues to remain abysmally low in India while all developed countries or those aspiring to reach that stage of development are, in keeping with requirements of the knowledge era, investing much higher proportions of GDP in S&T research", said a statement by the organisers. "We must invite the world to join us". In the crowd as well as onstage, the message was mostly, "Listen to the scientists".

And, after a year of unprecedented attacks on science, the marchers weren't afraid to get a little political.

"Increased access to mental health services".

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