Over 100 partner organizations have given their support to the movement nationally, including the American Association for the Advancement of Science, publisher of the weekly, peer-reviewed scientific journal Science.
The March for Science promises to bring huge crowds to the National Mall on Saturday, April 22. The Women's March on Main also was not designed as a partisan event, but the crowd was heavily against the Trump administration.
It's going to become even more of a hot button issue this summer, as the sequel to Al Gore's "An Inconvenient Truth" will be released on July 28th.
The march is a response to the "perceived exclusivity of science", as scientists want the general public to understand that everyone is part of the scientific endeavour, Alexander said.
Baylor Fox-Kemper, associate professor of earth, environmental and planetary sciences, is also an advocate for the march. Seriously, is this really a time when we can do with less science?
Some of those scientists correctly hypothesized glaciers moved them there during ice ages, and over the course of the next century, climate science began to take off. She is participant of InTeGrate, a $10 million National Science Foundation grant for infusing Earth literacy and sustainability across the undergraduate curriculum. "Science has done a bad job over time of being diverse and doing all the things it should to ensure that opportunities or scientific careers are equal, and making sure that science itself benefits from all communities", Berman admits.
In his view, scientific issues are used to protest against certain parties and this casts scientists and their work in a negative light.
The smell of worry coming off the scientific community in 2017 is as real as gasoline. "It is truly an important moment for all people.to make a strong statement in support of policy that is informed by evidence-based science".
The March for Science is said to have stemmed from a Reddit post following the wildly successful Women's March. An executive order signed in March rolls back at least six of former President Obama's executive orders that aimed to curb climate change. Researchers' budgets are shrinking fast, and when politicians decide scientific conclusions are not to their liking they simply shut down that line of research.
Bryan Jones, a retinal neuroscientist at the Moran Eye Center at University of Utah School of Medicine traveled to D.C.to march with fellow vision scientists on Saturday to speak out against the NIH budget proposal.
The March for Science is a celebration of science, organizers said. "It's not a lot to ask of somebody", Young said.
Not everyone can make it to Washington, DC. The March, they noted, is necessary because scientists can no longer afford to stay silent on such matters.
Weinberg and her team will be in close contact with scientific institutions all over the country, working with them on lasting changes in society with regard to the future of science.
Scientists and academics in CT and across the country will head out of the labs and into the streets on Saturday - Earth Day - to confront what one organizer described as a lack of respect for science among some members of Congress and President Donald Trump. Scientists and supporters in Berlin, Vienna, London, Amsterdam, Melbourne or Hong Kong will take to the streets.
"The damage to the environment is becoming critical and we need science to alert us to the dangers and come up with remedial actions", Irv Handler told CTVNews.ca in Facebook message.