People around the world marched for science on Saturday. Some of the slogans, such as “There is no planet B”, “I’m with her…” and an arrow pointing at a picture of the earth, or “Alternative facts are the square root of minus one”, were humorous, however the message was serious: science underpins our success as a species and could determine our survival.
Around 2,000 people turned out to the march in Geneva to raise public awareness of the current political threats to science.
Many marchers are concerned by the troubling, aggressive, and selective undermining of the credibility of science for political purposes elsewhere in the world.
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