Photos: March for Science - Columbia, SC
In coordination with Earth Day celebrations on Saturday hundreds of cities across the globe participated in pro-science demonstrations. Organizers say more than 600. In Los Angeles, California and in Chicago, Illinois people gathered in support of science. In Mobile, Alabama and in Eugene, Oregon people gathered in support of science. In Paris, France; Sydney, Australia; Zagreb, Croatia and in Cape Town, South Africa people gathered in support of science. And in Columbia, South Carolina people gathered in support of science — all satellite versions of a protest in the nation’s capital titled “March for Science.”
On the steps of the South Carolina Statehouse a wetlands ecologist wearing a t-shirt with a portrait of Charles Darwin held a sign. On one side it read, “Make America Think Again,” and on the other, “Don’t Tread on Science.” Surrounded by more than two hundred others armed with sticks and poster board the group slowly retreated up the steps as the hot sun climbed upwards and speakers rotated below.
“I am a scientist- a biologist- and I think that the current political climate is very anti-science and anti-intellectual. And it really pisses me off. I think policy and laws should be based on science but that's not happening right now and it's important to have our voices heard,” the wetlands ecologist said later during the rally as he stood on the Confederate Monument.
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