In George Orwells “1984” “Trumpistan”, science is bad and must be squelched

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As Der Gropenfuhrer Trump tries to stifle science, scientists plan to rally and march on Washington. Scientists have long worried what a Trump administration will mean for American research. And after just five days in office, the president has done plenty to fuel those fears: freezing EPA grants, issuing gag orders forbidding government employees from tweeting or talking to the press, and threatening to take down agency climate change web pages, as Reuters reported on Wednesday.

If you support science, what can you do? March about it, say scientists.

Following in the footsteps of the Women’s March on Washington last weekend, scientists have now begun to organize , with their sights also set on D.C.

They’re hoping to send a message that action is necessary to prevent changes to existing environmental and health policies albert-einstein-quotenow being proposed by the Trump administration that they believe could have devastating effects on our planet and its residents.

With the Trump administration poised to pull the U.S. out of the Paris Climate Agreement and a former employee at Badlands National Park posting unauthorized tweets about the effects of global warming, along with the reported recent cancellation of a planned CDC conference on global warming, scientists are drawing a line in the sand :  they will not stand by on the sidelines as the new administration forges ahead with policies which oppose clearly established facts and scientific principles.

Their new website, “Scientists’ March on Washington”, http://www.scientistsmarchonwashington.com/    is a call to arms, urging “the responsible application of science to government.”

“There are certain things that we accept as facts with no alternatives.  The Earth is becoming warmer due to human action.  The diversity of life arose by evolution. Politicians who devalue expertise risk making decisions that do not reflect reality and must be held accountable.   An American government that ignores science to pursue ideological agendas endangers the world.

The group announced Wednesday that the date of the march will be posted next week.

If the record-breaking Women’s March that drew millions into the streets is any indication, Americans are prepared to turn out for progressive causes at higher numbers than ever before. Activists are already organizing a People’s Climate March to mark Trump’s 99th day in office.

The Examiner will post more information as this develops

 

 

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4 thoughts on “In George Orwells “1984” “Trumpistan”, science is bad and must be squelched

  1. The Earth is becoming warmer. Has been for hundreds of thousands of years. Can humans stop it ? No. “When the Earth wants to get rid of the humans it will do so like so many fleas off a dog’s back”. George Carlton….not a scientist.

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  2. I marched in DC. I saw a great sign: “What do we want?? Evidence Based Science! When do we want it?? After Peer Review!”

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  3. Here is a list of alt-government twitter accounts—to provide the information that the actual agencies aren’t allowed to provide.
    The last two on the list is personal favorites, the first a weather guy (great photos and graphs, the second a woman photographer also committed to the environment:
    https://twitter.com/AltNatParkSer/followers_you_follow

    One twitter account took just a couple days to get over 100,000 followers…
    I don’t think you have to have a twitter account to read one specific twitter account…

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  4. I read 1984 in 1959–thinking it was science fiction…well, it was in a way but it was scary stuff for someone in high school from a small town.
    I remember the film…Edmund O’Brien I remember him screaming, ‘do it to Julia, not me, do it to her’….as I remember his fear was rats…Room 101.
    The film was withdrawn and hasn’t been rereleased. I wish whoever controls it would release it now…

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