Global Warming, green house gases, melting polar ice-caps - these words are not something that you are reading on a science fiction novel and wondering about a distant future when things such as these might be possible. It's our truth and the distant future is the present. We need to adhere to the warnings on the wall and we have to thank the scientists that are striving everyday to warn us about the increasing danger. If we are just going to just turn a blind eye and not do anything about it, we are going to be in trouble. There has been increasingly alarming statements regarding climate change by the U.S. President Donald Trump before and after he came into power. He said that climate change is not something we should worry about rather we should keep our cool, but the reality is far worse and there is a need for a change.
Thousands of people took to the streets on the occasion of Earth Day to "March for Science" in Washington DC and all across the world, putting the statement across that we need scientific evaluation methods and not "fake news" or "alternative facts" for the betterment of the human race.
The Earth Day Network took the lead to give momentum to this campaign, which was although not mentioned but was clearly aimed at Trump administration slashing down funding towards scientific endeavours. The crowd at Washington D.C.saw some of their favourite crusaders of the cause like Bill Nye "The Science guy" who has been advocating science through his yester years television programme and also has recently made a comeback on popular streaming media. Christiana Figueres, one of the key members, who was involved in the signing of the Paris Agreement that took place in Earth Day 2016, was also presnt in the March.
There were sessions held to educate people about how important science was in giving us a premonition of the dangers that are looming over our shoulders and also to enrich the crowd's mental stimulus. Sessions ranged from breaking the myths in front of people who were dogmatic and naïve about climate change with names such as "How to Stop Your Climate Denialist Uncle in His Tracks," or the need for "Protecting Wildlife in an Era of Climate Change," and interesting topics such as "protect forests from hungry beetles" and "track threatened wildlife" also surfaced on the course of the march proceedings.
With Trump taking stringent measures to revoke his predecessor Obama's foot note in the fight against climate change and also his focus on fossil fuels rather than mulling on the possibility of increasing reliance on alternative sources for energy, the march became revolutionary.
Other than Washington D.C., around 600 cities across the globe celebrated the march.