#ScienceNotSilence Campaign of the March for Science

by Duane Nichols on January 29, 2020

The United Nations scientific climate program is essential for the future of the Earth

The “March for Science” Must Reach Out to Political Leaders ASAP

By Chet Monday, Director of Youth Programs, December 15, 2020

On the final day of COP25, March for Science launched the #ScienceNotSilence campaign in response to the IPCC’s 1.5C Report being blocked at the annual United Nations Climate Change Conference in Madrid.

In partnership with the government of the Independent State of Samoa and several leading international organizations, March For Science called on government leaders to 1) publicly embrace the IPCC 1.5C Report, 2) raise climate goals accordingly, and 3) implement public policies and create public-private partnerships to achieve success.

Unfortunately, the United States government has been actively involved in undermining the IPCC 1.5C Report. At COP24 in Poland, the US refused to endorse the report’s findings. The Trump Administration continued efforts to discredit climate science means it is imperative that US presidential candidates demonstrate their commitment to championing science-informed public policies in general and the IPCC 1.5C Report specifically.

In an effort to empower science advocates, March For Science launched the SNS platform for citizens around the world to contact their government officials. Developed by our partners Phone2Action, the platform auto populates the email addresses of supporters’ elected officials based on their home address.

On Monday, January 13th, March For Science formally called on presidential candidates of both parties to join the #ScienceNotSilence campaign and updated our SNS platform so that they’ll also receive a message from supporters who use the engagement tool.

We are thrilled to announce that The National Children’s Campaign, which advocates for young people and empowers youth voices across the country, has joined the Science Not Silence campaign as an organizational partner. The NCC is specifically pushing for presidential candidates to reiterate how they will use the evidence from the IPCC 1.5 Degree Report to influence their climate solutions based on scientific recommendations and studies.

We are less than 100 days away from Earth Day, and the clock continues to wind down on reversing the effects of climate change. Time is a crucial factor when it comes to climate adaptation and mitigation, and whoever is elected in the United States’ 2020 election will impact the world’s trajectory for meeting United Nations Sustainable Development Goals (SDG) 2030 goals.

We hope you’ll join us in the fight for science-informed public policies by calling on elected officials and candidates to join the #ScienceNotSilence campaign!

Over the past forty (40) years, the arctic temp. (red) has risen significantly and the sea-ice content (blue) has shown a dramatic decrease

In solidarity, Chet Monday, March For Science

Robert N. Proctor, historian of science at Stanford University, says the March for Science is “pretty unprecedented in terms of the scale and breadth of the scientific community that’s involved.”

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Atomic Scientists January 29, 2020 at 4:52 pm

The Doomsday Clock ticks closer to midnight – Bulletin of Atomic Scientists

By Katrina van den Heuvel, Washington Post, January 28, 2020

The climate emergency is visible in fires and droughts and floods across the world, from Australia to Missouri. Millions have already been displaced; the billions already spent are just the beginning. Governmental action on the climate emergency falls far short of even the most modest hopes for survival, with carbon emissions still increasing. Yet Trump has pulled the country out of the Paris climate accord, weakening its already limited progress.

The Bulletin’s warning got far too little attention. There was no 24-7 coverage or analysis. Few politicians bothered to respond. But don’t be misled: This is the real deal, the true catastrophe. When history writes about the Trump administration, his tantrums and insults, his tweets and rallies, his ignorance and temper will no doubt be mentioned, but historians will surely focus on the lost years when this president didn’t just ignore these existential threats, but actively exacerbated them.

At the Bulletin’s news conference, former California governor Jerry Brown, the executive chair of the group’s governingboard, noted: “Speaking of danger and destruction is never very easy, because if you speak the truth, people will not want to listen because it’s too awful.” No one wants to be what Brown called a “prophet of doom,” but when doomsday in fact approaches, those prophets are more necessary than ever.



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