Statement of Support for the India March for Science
The following is a statement from the March for Science that was read aloud at the August 9 events for the India March for Science:
Today, by joining the more than one million people around the world who marched for science on April 22, 2017, you send a strong and indisputable message:
Science marches on.
The March for Science movement is not about one day, or one country, or one politician. It is about things that matter to people around the globe: expanding our understanding of the world through scientific discovery, protecting the environment and our health, and creating a better future for our communities and our shared planet.
The March for Science brought together more than 600 communities around the world, demonstrating the incredible power of international collaboration. Some of the most exciting scientific advancements in human history were made possible because of partnerships between scientists that stretch around the world. Science knows no borders -- research and innovation occur everywhere -- and history teaches us that we are stronger together.
We stand with you in your call for greater funding of scientific research and education, and in your efforts to ensure that policy-making in our communities and governments is informed by scientific evidence.
Thank you for coming together today to send a message shared by March for Science supporters around the world: science will not be ignored, and cannot be silenced. As science marches on, so do we.