Tuesday, February 28, 2017

In the News: The nerdiest signs from Boston’s ‘stand up for science’ rally

As a meteorologist, I loved reading about and seeing pictures of the clever signs from Boston's "Stand up for Science" rally last week.  Here's the article and pictures from the Boston Globe

The nerdiest signs from Boston’s ‘stand up for science’ rally

Nik DeCosta-Klipa Boston Globe

February 19, 2017
People took to the streets of Boston again Sunday afternoon — this time in the name of science.

“This isn’t meant to be partisan or advocate for any particular outcome of research,’’Jacquelyn Gill, a University of Maine scientist who spoke at the rally, told The Boston Globe earlier this week. “We’re standing up for evidence-based decision-making, and science that’s done for the public good.”

Nevertheless, as hundreds filled Copley Square, the message was in equal measure in support of science as it was a response to President Donald Trump. The combination produced an array of creative politically-tinged signs that the very nerd-at-heart would appreciate.

Much of the protest was directed toward the Trump administration’s positions and actions regarding environmental science and climate change, including the Republican president’s appointment of climate-science skeptic Scott Pruitt to lead the Environmental Protection Agency.

Yet there were also more than a few jabs at the Trump team’s tendency to play fast and loose with fact-based reality.

Not that all the signs were explicitly anti-Trump. Many were very much apolitical.

Others were less so.
There were even a few dogs who got in on the demonstration.
And, of course, it wouldn’t be a true protest without that guy.

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