#standupforscience


Science Just Saved My Daughter—The Most Important Reason Why I #StandUpForScience

, Kendall Science Fellow

The morning of April 4, 2017 began with excitement. My family and I were ready to fly to Boston, where we were to meet up with friends and their children at the geography conference. Our five-month old baby Amaia had lost some weight and been all kinds of fussy over the last two weeks, so we stopped to see her doctor in the morning thinking she would get some antibiotics for a stomach bug and we would be on our way. Read more >

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Who’s Marching for Science—and Why? Here Are 15 Answers

Alexander Zwissler, , UCS

While science and its impacts on beliefs and our world will always be the subject of debate, in general it has been accepted that the scientists themselves should largely stay on the sidelines. The recent election has triggered a reevaluation of this norm. Read more >

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Putting Science Into Practice: Why We Need to Play Our Part

Angie Carter, , UCS

I cross the Mississippi River between Davenport, Iowa and Rock Island, Illinois almost daily. During the winter months, I’m thankful when the stoplight across the bridge turns yellow, then changes to red, giving me time to count the many eagles nesting and fishing along the slough by the lock and dam. That any of these eagles are here today is testament to the research of Rachel Carson, an ecologist whose public science shaped the course of policy and inspired the birth of the environmental movement in the United States. Read more >

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NOAA and NASA Confirm: 2016 Is Warmest Year on Record.

, climate scientist

NASA and NOAA held a press conference today, where they confirmed what had been anticipated for a few months now: 2016 broke all records, and is officially the warmest year. Read more >

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Ready and Organizing: Scientists, and Most Americans, Have Climate Change on Their Minds

, climate scientist

There is action being taken, everywhere, and scientists are outspoken like they haven’t been in a long time. The urgency of the times demands it. Read more >

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