Saturday marks the 47th Earth Day, and thousands of scientists and non-scientists alike are marching in solidarity in the US and in other parts of the world after president Trump proposed to slash budgets for programs including the Environmental Protection Agency and NASA.
Trump also wants to cut $900 million to the Department of Energy’s Office of Science. He ordered the National Park Service to stop tweeting. He’s called climate change a “hoax” and doesn’t trust vaccines.
Scientists organized the March for Science, and encouraged other “scientists, educators, and advocates, as well as social service workers, artists, trade workers, business people, our elderly population, and families to come together for science.”
Some of the biggest marches in the U.S. were taking place in New York City and Washington, D.C.