Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'

Thousands join March for Science to fight 'alternative facts'Thousands of people joined a global March for Science on Saturday with Washington the epicenter of a movement to fight back against what many see as an “assault on facts” by populist politicians. Hundreds streamed onto the Washington Mall for a festive day of music, speeches and teach-ins by scientists disturbed by the rise of so-called “alternative facts” around crucial issues like climate change following the election of Donald Trump. At a time when the Earth has marked three consecutive years of record-breaking heat, and ice is melting at an unprecedented rate at the poles, risking massive sea level rise in the decades ahead, some marchers say it is more important than ever for scientists to communicate and work toward solutions to curb fossil fuel emissions.



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