Millions of people are marching today for science. Police estimate 40,000 people marched in Chicago, an absolutely breathtaking sight:
The #MarchForScience in Chicago. Amazing. 💙💚pic.twitter.com/CYkmL6HCLz
— Ricky Davila (@TheRickyDavila) April 22, 2017
The numbers marching in New York City are estimated by the NYPD to be 20,000. There were 20,000 more marching through Philadelphia today. Another 10,000 gathered in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Reuters reports at least 15,000 gathered on the Mall in Washington, D.C., and that doesn’t count the numbers who marched. Watch courtesy of BuzzFeed’s Azeen Ghorayshi:
how many ppl are at #ScienceMarchDC? this many: pic.twitter.com/OOfgrZz4KE
— Azeen Ghorayshi (@azeen) April 22, 2017
Donald Trump claimed God stopped the rain for his inauguration. That didn’t happen. It rained. It probably didn’t keep the crowds away from an event nobody wanted to attend anyway, but the rain certainly hasn’t kept crowds away from Science March DC, as PFAW reports.
We're at #ScienceMarchDC and there's a huge crowd, despite the rain. #marchforscience pic.twitter.com/zvlXaem7So
— PFAW (@peoplefor) April 22, 2017
Things were looking no better for Trump on the other coast, where organizers estimated a crowd of 50,000, which does not appear far off the mark as you can see from this photo from LA:
Thousands im the streets of Los Angeles will not allow the attacks on science to continue! #ScienceMarch #marchforsciencela pic.twitter.com/gIprb9WsDE
— Fight for $15 LA (@Fightfor15LA) April 22, 2017
And these are just a few of the cities in the United States, let alone those hundreds of marches in the rest of the world.
Donald Trump is less popular than science. The American people rejected his candidacy on Election Day and they rejected his inauguration. Now they have rejected his rejection of science and global warming. And they have done it in overwhelming numbers.
Photo: Climate Truth via Twitter
Hrafnkell Haraldsson, a social liberal with leanings toward centrist politics has degrees in history and philosophy. His interests include, besides history and philosophy, human rights issues, freedom of choice, religion, and the precarious dichotomy of freedom of speech and intolerance. He brings a slightly different perspective to his writing, being that he is neither a follower of an Abrahamic faith nor an atheist but a polytheist, a modern-day Heathen who follows the customs and traditions of his Norse ancestors. He maintains his own blog, A Heathen’s Day, which deals with Heathen and Pagan matters, and Mos Maiorum Foundation www.mosmaiorum.org, dedicated to ethnic religion. He has also contributed to NewsJunkiePost, GodsOwnParty and Pagan+Politics.