Donald Trump may think climate change is a hoax perpetrated by the Chinese, but thousands of people all over the world know better – and they’re taking to the streets on Saturday to participate in the March for Science.
As The Washington Post noted, the event is unfolding all over the globe, with activists on six different continents participating and scientists on the seventh continent – Antarctica – cheering on the global event.
According to The Independent, over 500 cities will see science marches.
In the United States, the largest pro-science demonstration will unfold right in Trump’s backyard, in Washington D.C., where tens of thousands of protesters and scientists are expected to show up in support fighting man-made climate change.
“The oceans are rising, and so are we,” read one of the activists’ signs, according to The Washington Post.
Here’s a shot of the gathering in Washington, D.C. via MSNBC:
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Raleigh, North Carolina:
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Sydney, Australia (left image):
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The bad news for America – and the world – is that Donald Trump continues to run the most anti-science administration is history by proposing massive cuts to the EPA, allowing coal companies to dump their sludge in American waterways, dismantling the Clean Power Plan, and approving pipelines, among other things.
But, clearly, the people of the world are awake to the realities of climate change, and they will not rest until their leaders stand up and do something about it.
Sean Colarossi currently resides in Cleveland, Ohio. He earned his Bachelor of Arts degree in Journalism from the University of Massachusetts Amherst and was an organizing fellow for both of President Obama’s presidential campaigns. He also worked with Planned Parenthood as an Affordable Care Act Outreach Organizer in 2014, helping northeast Ohio residents obtain health insurance coverage.