21 Apr '17, 12am

Science Matters: March for science, march for Earth Day, march for humanity!

Science Matters: March for science, march for Earth Day, march for humanity!

Those determined to advance industrial interests over all else often attack science. We've seen it in Canada, with a decade of cuts to research funding and scientific programs, muzzling of government scientists and rejection of evidence regarding issues such as climate change. We're seeing worse in the Unites States. The new administration is proposing drastic cuts to the Environmental Protection Agency, National Institutes of Health, National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, NASA and others. Information about climate change and environmental protection is being scrubbed from government websites, and scientists are being muzzled. Meanwhile, the government is increasing spending on military and nuclear weapons programs. There's nothing wrong with challenging research, developing competing hypotheses and looking for flaws in studies. That's how science works. But reje...

Full article: http://www.davidsuzuki.org/blogs/science-matters/2017/04/...

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