Join us tonight at 6pm for a discussion on how our local SMEs can make a difference in promoting science-based policy!
Thursday night, we're gathering Subject Matter Experts and Scientists from District 5 (Huntsville, Madison, Decatur, Florence, Scottsboro, and the rest of North Alabama). Its important to note that this event is *not* a protest, nor is it directly political. This event is about gathering some of our areas brightest minds together to form a group that can be a resource for our representatives and local politicians who need expert advice as they work on science-based legislation.
Are you a subject matter expert in a technical or scientific field? Have you RSVP'd for our upcoming event?
Help us form a consortium of SMEs & Scientists that can educate our politicians and representatives (national, state, and local) about issues impacting our area.
- Huntsville March for Science Team
The March Continues!
Based on the awesome turnout on march day, we know there's a large contingent of North Alabamians who are eager to lend their voices in support of Science. If you are a scientist or a subject matter expert in a scientific field, we invite you to join a consortium being formed that will serve as a resource to our elected officials who want more information from local experts during their decision making processes. If you are interested in participating (or... just learning more), please join us on June 22 at 6pm to discuss the path forward and how your expertise might assist the people of North Alabama through educating the elected officials.
Huntsville Science Marchers, its time to unite once more! If our federal government won't acknowledge the opinions of the majority of Americans, we'll fight from the ground up.
It's time to get organized! Join us by writing to your Governor that they should act locally to combat climate change 👉 http://bit.ly/2rpIskl
"Now is the time ...to learn about the methods, the tactics, the personnel, the structure and the reach of the global climate science denial industry.
They just convinced the leader of the United States to pull the plug on a historic deal signed by almost 200 countries, and instead join Nicaragua and Syria as the only countries not signed up.
It is time to take that climate science denial industry seriously."
Science was ignored today.
The decision to withdraw from the Paris Climate Agreement stands in stark opposition to overwhelming scientific consensus that human-...caused climate change is real, and is an active threat to communities across the United States. This decision not only cedes America’s role as a leader in the fight against climate change, but also betrays vulnerable communities; the elderly, low-income individuals, and indigenous populations across the country will be most affected by the effects of climate change.
The voices of more than one million people from across 600 cities who marched in support of evidence-based policy were ignored. The fact that this decision was made without a Presidential science advisor, a position that remains unfilled, is deeply troubling for scientists and science advocates.
We urge leaders in cities, states, countries, and businesses around the world to affirm the commitments of the Paris Climate Agreement, and to take evidence-based action to continue the fight against climate change as a global threat to public health, global economies, and national security.
"Two recent, preliminary studies suggest there’s hope for the facts about climate change. Borrowing from the medical lexicon, these studies show that it may be ...possible to metaphorically “inoculate” people against misinformation about climate change, and by doing so give the facts a boost. What’s more, these researchers suggest, strategic inoculation could create a level of “herd immunity” and undercut the overall effects of fake news."
Why are we outraged by alternative facts in politics but complacent about alternative facts in science?
Investing in science helps us all, not just a privileged few, so we should fight for it!
"It’s hard to avoid concluding that President Trump’s budget doesn’t c...are about risk—because his administration doesn’t think it has to. The brunt of that risk will be born by the poor, by people of color, by women, by urbanites. Rich people can afford to pay for the things this budget would not—medicine, clean water, dry land. A metaphoric dome of money protects those people from inbound killer asteroids, metaphoric and literal. They don’t need insurance; they are paying for life out-of-pocket."
THANK YOU all for being part of the largest science event EVER!
"Organizers approximated that nearly 1.1 million people had protested around the world, with th...e largest marches taking place in DC (100,000), San Francisco (50,000), Los Angeles (50,000), Chicago (60,000), and Boston (70,000)."
"For me, the really concerning aspect of this is that now, more than at any time in our history, our species needs to work together. We face awesome environment...al challenges: climate change, food production, overpopulation, the decimation of other species, epidemic disease, acidification of the oceans.
Together, they are a reminder that we are at the most dangerous moment in the development of humanity. We now have the technology to destroy the planet on which we live, but have not yet developed the ability to escape it. Perhaps in a few hundred years, we will have established human colonies amid the stars, but right now we only have one planet, and we need to work together to protect it."
— Stephen Hawking
Over 1,000,000 marchers came out, making the #MarchforScience the largest global science event in history.
We’ve spent the last couple of weeks crunching the n...umbers and using some crowd science techniques to make an official estimate of the total number of marchers around the world. Learn more about our process, and see the numbers behind the March!
"The USDA’s research section studies everything from climate change to nutrition. Under the 2008 Farm Bill, its leader is supposed to serve as the agency’s “chi...ef scientist” and be chosen “from among distinguished scientists with specialized or significant experience in agricultural research, education, and economics.”
But Sam Clovis – who, according to sources with knowledge of the appointment and members of the agriculture trade press, is President Trump’s pick to oversee the section -- appears to have no such credentials.
Clovis has never taken a graduate course in science and is openly skeptical of climate change."