Dozens March For Science

March for Science to be held on Saturday

Scientists, academicians and professors were among the participants in the "March for Science" to promote scientific temper.

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. Organizers estimated that 15,000 people took part in San Diego's march past year.

"There has not only been a concorted effort to undermine science but it is happening first time since Independence that absolutely no consultation is carried out with scientists on any government programmes", said D. Raghunandan of Delhi Science Forum and one of the organisers of the march.

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"I also believe science education in school and beyond is vital to create future generations of scientists and develop innovative research and cure various diseases", Mittleman said. Making sure that the education system does not impart ideas that contradict scientific evidence and to enact policies based on scientific evidence was also a part of their demands.

"We can not make decisions unless we know the truth and we know the facts".

The rally and march are meant to serve as "a physical and symbolic show of the movement toward a future where science serves all", says a press release from the organizing committee.

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"There's no room for climate deniers", she said. "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".

Scientists' criticism of the President grew weeks later when he decided the United States would pull out of the Paris climate accord.

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