Saturday, April 22, 2017

Science Talk



Ten of the best March for Science signs – in pictures

Hundreds of thousands of climate researchers, oceanographers, bird watchers and other supporters of science rallied in marches around the world on Saturday, in an attempt to bolster scientists’ increasingly precarious status with politicians.   Hundreds of thousands join March for Science rallies across the world

The Guardian  Guardian staff  Saturday 22 April 2017 13.11 EDT

Protesters in Washington DC brave poor weather to get their message across.  Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
   
The DC march, which some attendees guessed attracted 50,000 people, took place with the president in town and was one of dozens around the US. Hundreds of thousands of people in more than 400 locations across the globe were also taking part.  Photograph: Jim Lo Scalzo/EPA
  
Marchers try variations on a theme as they gather for the start of the march in New York City. Donald Trump’s attitudes to scientific funding and matters such as climate change are the subject of bitter opposition.  Photograph: Bryan R. Smith/AFP/Getty Images


A marcher in Amsterdam makes reference, in blazing Dutch orange, to one of many controversies involving Trump in last year’s US election.  Photograph: Robin Utrecht/EPA
  
In Paris, a marcher repurposes a slogan used by Trump’s defeated opponent, Hillary Clinton. Photograph: Francois Guillot/AFP/Getty Images
   
In Berlin, a protester makes reference to Trump adviser Kellyanne Conway’s infamous insistence that the White House can offer ‘alternative facts’ to the truth.  Photograph: Sean Gallup/Getty Images
      
A protester in London opts for a generally pro-science message.      Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images
  
Amsterdam marchers hold signs promising action and thanking science. Photograph: Robin Utrecht/AFP/Getty Images
  
Some marchers, such as this one in London, went further, dressing the part as well as carrying messages. Photograph: Daniel Leal-Olivas/AFP/Getty Images

An attendee at the New York City march with a simple message protesting Trump’s handling of the Environmental Protection Agency. Photograph: Andrew Kelly/Reuters

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