Munich — (MunichNOW News) — On Saturday, 22 April 2017—Earth Day—people will be taking to the streets in more than 430 cities worldwide to show their support for science, scientists and evidence-based policy-making. The Munich March for Science in Munich is an official satellite march, and already thousands in Munich alone are registered for the event.
According to the March for Science, this event is the first step in a global movement to defend the role science plays in our health, safety, economies and governments 1nts1. Under the recently elected US administration, scientifically won evidence has been under attack: the US Environmental Protection Agency has had its budget significantly reduced and other environmental agencies are under the threat of being dissolved.
The American Democratic Party has fashioned its platform concerning energy and the environment based on the scientific evidence and hence addresses the necessity to curb the effects of climate change2. The organizer of the March for Science in Munich, Randy Caldwell, is a long-time member of the DA Munich chapter.
According to Meghan Driscoll, the chapter chair of DA Munich, “The same forces that undermine scientific principles have been destroying our national political discourse. It is difficult to discuss issues and it is moreover impossible to create good policy without a foundation of evidence. We feel that this is something people on both sides of the aisle should value.”
To register for the March for Science go to http://marchforscience.de/auch-in-deiner-stadt/muenchen