GUEST: Gretchen Goldman, Research Director for the Center for Science and Democracy at Union of Concerned Scientists.
BACKGROUND: With a climate denier in the White House and a de facto gag order on federal agencies in place, scientists around the country, many of whom rely on federal funding, are finding themselves increasingly politicized.
Rogue tweets from employees of the National Parks Service and NASA have revealed a deep frustration among those who advocate for truth and facts.
Now, across the country there is a move afoot to organize a March for Science in Washington DC and many other other cities. As of this recording the newly formed March for Science Facebook page has garnered nearly a quarter of a million “likes” in just days.