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Here are 25 of the most memorable images from the March For Science all across the US.

The earth is dying. We are racing toward the melting of the polar ice caps, which will leave major cities along coastlines around the world underwater, among a litany of other problems.

One of our biggest enemies in the fight toward preventing these terrible things from happening is the culture of “alternative facts” that is being fostered by the current administration and malignant falsehoods perpetuated by the same people who are dismantling our first line of defense, the Environmental Protection Agency.

This Earth Day, thousands of folks descended upon the National Mall and in the streets across the United States to protest against the current administration’s climate change denial and generally hostile stance against science.

Related: If You Care About Environmental Justice, Then You Should Care About Black Lives

The March For Science is begging folks to use common sense. They are advocating the use of evidence-based decision within government and the scientific method. It also protests the billions of dollars cut in scientific research.

The capital city protest included a series of teach-ins (like how to talk to climate deniers), a woman-dominant roster of speakers (like Mona Hanna-Attisha who blew the whistle on the Flint Water Crisis, Christiana Figueres who was a key mind behind the Paris Climate Agreement), and the actual mile-long march down Constitution Avenue toward the Capitol.

Here are 25 of the most memorable images from the March For Science all across the US.

1. Girls just want to have Funding!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTMSjSOBuhw/

2. STEMinism!

3. Indigenous people show up for Earth Day and the March For Science in hope to protect our planet.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTNSDTlFKEc/

4. “Earth Is The New Black People”

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#marchforscience #climatechange #blackscientists

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5. An important reminder at an opportune time.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTNBM7ZhV_b/?tagged=marchforscience

6. Science Saves Lives

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#earthday #marchforscience

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7. Make Earth Great Again.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTNPnsAjStK/

8. We must protect our water

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I am with science #marchforscience

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9. Frightening reminder for a misinformed billionaire.

 

10. Playing to the crowd with science geek jokes!

11.  The march toward progress doesn’t just happen in the streets, but also in the classrooms.

 

12. Science Trumps Alternative Facts

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTNQ8ZpgrRP/

13. A reminder that dissent IS patriotic.

14. Scientist Tashana Taylor shows off her protest sign.

15. Science is universal, but we must be mindful of how we get there. Don’t let it be on the backs of oppressed people any longer.

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTNQ8eJFAE9/

16. I’m with Mother Earth.

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March for science, berkeley

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17. In the fight against fact-less claims, this group from the Oklahoma School of Mathematics announces their stance on testing and the scientific method.

18. A reminder of the modern conveniences that science has brought us.

19. “The good thing about science is that it is true whether or not you believe it.”

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i stand for what i stand on, and who i stand with. grateful for this global community of fellow science lovers and advocates for progress. as a STEM grad, i have experienced firsthand the humanizing and humbling impact of a science education. it's time for policymakers to recognize humanity – and all living things – so as to create thoughtful, evidence-based decisions, and disavow fact-bending to suit personal ideology. in the words of carl sagan: “i don’t want to believe. i want to KNOW.” 🌏🌍🌱🌎 special shoutout to @neil.tyson @billnye @michelleobama @ellenstofan @roguenasaofficial @altnatparkser for socially amplifying the movement! 👩‍🎤👩‍🔬👨‍🎤👨‍🏫 #marchforscience #marchforscienceLA

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20. Families that protests together…

21. Black women scientists show up for the protest in Philly.

22. The revolution is STEAM powered – arts included!

https://www.instagram.com/p/BTNQGdqlPUG/

23. A reminder of our incredible feminist history within science.

24. We are all part of the solution.

25. Smash the patriarchy, not the planet!

 

Laurel Dickman is an intersectional feminist, plus size model, stylist, and fat activist that can also be found via her blogs, Exile In Dietville and 2 Broke Bitches. She grew up in the south between Florida and North Carolina, migrating to the Portland, OR in 2005. All three places inform her perspective of the world around her a great deal. While in Portland, she worked with the Alley 33 Annual Fashion Show, PudgePDX, PDX Fatshion, Plumplandia, and numerous other projects over the near decade that she was there. In August of 2014, she moved to the Bay area with her partner, David and trusty kitty, Dorian Gray. She continues her body positive and intersectional feminism through various forms of activism, fashion, photography projects, and writing from her home in the East Bay. She can be reached at laurel@wyvmag.com and encourages readers to reach out to her to collaborate!

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