Greater Victoria scientists to join worldwide March for Science

Thousands of people are expected to attend March for Science events around the world to promote the understanding of science and defend it from various attacks, including U.S. government budget cuts. 

Patrick von Adderkass, professor, Centre for Forest Biology at UVic says politics has engulfed us.

“Politicians choose to state, sometimes quite proudly, that they can ignore and that means that they can ignore basically the truth.”

Victoria's rally is starts at Centennial Square at around 2:15pm with speeches from scientists from a number of Capital Region schools before marching to the Legislature.

The March for Science was dreamed up at the Women's March on Washington, a day after U.S. President Donald Trump's inauguration in January. Today is also Earth Day.

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