Signs (and portents) from the March for Science

On Saturday, 22 April – Earth Day – scientists and science enthusiasts around the world came out in their thousands and tens of thousands for the March for Science, a “celebration of science” in the face of “an alarming trend toward discrediting scientific consensus and restricting scientific discovery”.

More than 600 marches were held on all seven continents, from Washington to Sydney and from Svalbard to Antarctica.

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Sydney, Australia. One of the first of the more than 600 marches around the world.
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Toulouse, France.
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Rome, Italy. With a statue of Giordano Bruno – an early advocate of Copernican cosmology burned at the stake for heresy – in the background.
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Paris, France.
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London, UK.
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On the way to the march in Washington, DC.
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Washington, DC.
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Washington, DC.
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Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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Boston, Massachusetts.
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San Francisco, California.
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A labrador in a lab coat, with some humans. Seattle, Washington.
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