OUT OF THE LABS AND INTO THE STREETS….
Here’s something you don’t see everyday: at a rally organized by The Natural History Museum and ClimateTruth.org, more than 500 climate scientists took to the streets alongside Indigenous leaders and frontline community groups.
The world paid attention: we captured hundreds of news headlines across the globe, and changed the narrative from “scientists under attack” to “scientists fighting back”.
In the face of threats from the incoming administration and Congress, momentum to speak out has been growing in the scientific community. Scientists and science institutions are standing up for climate science research and evidence-based climate policy. And we’re building powerful pro-science coalitions with Indigenous and frontline communities–coalitions strong enough to defend truth and build a safe and equitable future for all.
Check out the highlights and footage from this inspiring rally and a round-up of media coverage below.
ABC World News Tonight: Climate Science Showdown
ABC News National:
Online and print news
(2) Op-Ed by Michael Mann: I’m a scientist who has gotten death threats. I fear what may happen under Trump
The Atlantic: Are Climate Scientists Ready for Trump?
AP: Lab Coats vs. Climate Change: Scientists rally for research (140+ outlets including US News & World Report and Washington Times)
VICE Motherboard: Climate Scientists Protest the Trump Administration in San Francisco
ClimateWire: Climate Scientists Prepare for Battle
Christian Science Monitor: Copying countdown: Trump-wary scientists’ plan to preserve climate data
(2) KOMO Radio: http://my.tvey.es/a3HKm
Pacifica Radio (~45 minutes in): The Pacifica Evening News, Weekdays – December 13, 2016
The New Yorker: Rex Tillerson’s State of Denial
Live Science: Hundreds of Scientists Rally to Protect Climate Science
Environmental Research Web (blog): AGU Fall Meeting 2016: Climate communication – hated and against scientific training
Yale Climate Connections: Protesters Fear ‘War on Science’
Weather Underground: Hundreds of Scientists Rally in San Francisco to Stand Up For Science
San Luis Obisbo Tribune: letter to the editor, Fighting fossil fuels is about clean air, not just climate change
Many thanks to all the organizations that helped promote the rally, including Amazon Watch, Greenpeace USA, Sierra Club SF Bay Chapter, Oil Change International, Communities For A Better Environment, Center for Biological Diversity, Alliance for Climate Education, Digital Smoke Signals, and Idle No More SF Bay.