Yesterday was the People’s Climate March and last week was the March for Science. Unfortunately, I wasn’t able to participate in either march, but as there was a sister March for Science march in New Jersey last weekend I bought a t-shirt beforehand to help with the fundraising and costs of the event to help lend a bit of support.
I’m not a scientist or an expert on the environment, but you don’t have to be one to know that climate change is real. You may disagree with me, but the facts are there. We need to stop denying it and do something about it before we ruin this planet forever. I went to Alaska last year and while I was on the Mendenhall Glacier, our guide told us that that particular glacier loses ice every year. Temperatures are rising, ice is melting, we need to do something instead of denying it and making things worse.
There were marches all over yesterday, but when I turned on the news yesterday morning before heading out I saw two marches underway. One in Washington, D.C. and one in Denver, Colorado. I can’t think of a more appropriate day to have this march than on a day when D.C. was experiencing above average temperatures and people were sweating as they walked and Denver was experiencing below average temperatures as people walked in the snow.
When there are marches, I love to see the signs people make. Some of them are so powerful and some are so funny. Some are both! Click here for a roundup of some good ones on Slate!
Whatever your opinion, I hope we can all agree that science matters and we can all afford to be a little kinder to the environment and the world we live in.