Thousands brave rain at Washington science march

Science not silence: It's a message almost 8,000 people gathered in Public Square to rally behind Saturday during the city's first March for Science.

The March for Science, which coincides with Earth Day, took place in more than 500 cities around the world - with about 18 scheduled in cities across Canada.

Members of the Union for Concerned Scientists pose for photographs with Muppet character Beaker in front of The White House before heading to the National Mall for the March for Science in Washington, DC.

Of particular concern to critics are proposed budget cuts for the National Institutes of Health and the Department of Energy's Office of Science.

As she stood among thousands of other science supporters, Valentino said that she did not view her message or the event as partisan-and organizers said the same.

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The French economy has made a slow recovery from the 2008 financial crisis and all the candidates said deep changes were needed. These results practically guarantee his being elected as the country's new President in the second round in two weeks time.

Berlin saw several thousand people march from one of the city's universities to the Brandenburg Gate. He had a form of brain cancer and has been healthy for eight years now.

Donald Trump finally tweeted about Earth Day as well as issuing an official statement.

"We didn't choose to be in this battle, but it has come to the point where we have to fight because the stakes are too great", said Michael Mann, a Pennsylvania State University climate scientist. - Donald J. Trump (@realDonaldTrump) April 22, 2017 Hundreds of U.S. cities held rallies, and the demonstrations which started in Australia and Asia also spread to South America.

Kristin Sanborn from New Jersey senses a change in climate ... for science.

Those who support the March on Science and condemn the current POTUS began organizing the protest event after Trump appointed an actual climate change denier to head the Environmental Protection Agency. The protests have been controversial in some scientific circles but organisers defended the march as crucial.

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Shadjareh agreed that the US' approach could backfire and wreck the consensus among the countries that negotiated the deal. But Mr Obama had said the deal would make the world safer and more secure.

"The enemy of science isn't politics or a party or an ideology or a law - it is bias, and bias is everywhere", said the former co-host of Mythbusters.

"We really need to show that we're putting money into [science] that the Canadian government and Canadians are interested in maintaining integrity in science".

"I think the President was fairly straightforward", he said.

In an Earth Day statement Saturday, President Trump said that his administration is "committed to keeping our air and water clean, to preserving our forests, lakes and open spaces and to protecting endangered species".

"It's important to support the scientists and the work they do", she said.

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But Trump dismissed any idea Saturday that his administration will not promote policies in the best interest of the environment months after making comments that some considered dismissive of climate change. "I was anxious that there would be 50 people show up", said Caroline Weinberg, one of three co-organizers of the events.

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