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Science / Scientists march on Washington - Date tba
« on: January 27, 2017, 02:57:34 PM »
As it will no doubt be a significant event... I thought this would merit a thread on its own (rather than within the Presidential Poll).  No idea if it will become global.....

http://www.scientistsmarchonwashington.com/

Current front page (27 Jan):

What is the Scientists' March on Washington

Welcome!  We want to thank you all for your incredible outpouring of support for this march.  We are working to schedule a March for Science on DC and across the United States.  We have not settled on a date yet but will do so as quickly as possible and announce it here.

Although this will start with a march, we hope to use this as a starting point to take a stand for science in politics.  Slashing funding and restricting scientists from communicating their findings (from tax-funded research!) with the public is absurd and cannot be allowed to stand as policy.  This is a non-partisan issue that reaches far beyond people in the STEM fields and should concern anyone who values empirical research and science. 

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.

Please bear with us as pull together our mission statement and further details.  Many more updates to come on Monday. 

Twitter: @ScienceMarchDC
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Antarctica / Halley base shut down and new crack in Brunt shelf
« on: January 16, 2017, 06:30:16 PM »

The British Antarctic Survey is to pull all staff out of its space-age Halley base in March for safety reasons.
The highly unusual move is necessary because the Brunt Ice Shelf on which the research station sits has developed a big new crack.

http://www.bbc.com/news/science-environment-38643420

Lets hope it can get fixed !

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