Like most things related to Donald Trump and his presidency, the willful ignorance towards climate change and other global scientific concerns presents a special and particularly frightening danger.
Not only does the denial of climate change by a sitting president give companies a pass on emissions standards, it teaches the younger generations you can deny factual scientific findings and be applauded for stifling educated voices, and that the Earth – the one thing that’s going to remain long after humans are gone – doesn’t matter.
Thankfully science lovers and the socially responsible masses have gotten pretty good at protesting and they took to the streets over the weekend on Earth Day for the first March for Science. Joined on the ground by celebrities from Bill Nye to Grimes and supported on social media by dozens more, marchers gathered in over 600 locations across six continents to remind deniers that facts are real whether you like them or not.
— Hillary Clinton (@HillaryClinton) April 22, 2017
March on folks. You are being seen and heard! pic.twitter.com/6YDuMkJFgV
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) April 22, 2017
yoink thanks 2 all who marched for science today and ESPecially to all scientists in the trenchez. gonna quote my friend @hanatruly cuz i dig what she said : "our mother is under attack by our current administration and she is more vulnerable than ever. making calls to your senators and reps speaking out against trumps anti-science & anti-epa ways CAN cause action. give them a mandate! eat less meat (even one meat-free day a week is better than nothing!) consume less. recycle. read. share a study with a friend. take shorter showers. plant a tree. carpool. walk! if more of us make these little tiny changes, we can make a difference."