Hundreds rally in Boston to defend science

Hundreds rally in Boston to defend science

Hundreds of scientists and their supporters rallied at Copley Square on Sunday to protest what they call the “anti-science forces” in power in Washington.

Organizers said they assembled to oppose the Trump administration’s actions against evidence-based science because climate change is a fact, and next generations would pay the price if it is not dealt with now.

Bryan Hamlin of Medford, a member of the New England Botanical Club board, said, “I’m very concerned about the denial of climate change. Climate change is a fact, and we need to work on it. I may not live to see the most serious effects, but I have grandchildren who will pay the price if we don't deal with it.”

Among the demonstrators was Jeremy Andreatta, a professor of chemistry at Worcester State University. Like many others, Andreatta stressed that science should be depoliticized.

Organizers said there should be no politics on science as it would prevent experts from focusing on the real problems and finding solutions.

It may be noted here that President Trump has been a vocal skeptic of the notion of manmade global warming and climate change. During his election campaign last year, he repeatedly called climate change a “hoax” created by China to hurt the United States’ economic interest.


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