More Than Two Thousands Strong ‘March for Science’ in Buffalo, New York

Men, Women and Children march to the chant  of – ‘There is no Planet B’!

A Brief News Commentary by Doug Draper

Posted April 24th, 017 on Niagara At Large

Buffalo, New York With a mental Neanderthal in the White House – a U.S. president who insists “climate change is “a hoax” and is doing everything possible to shred 50 years of environmental protection legislation – more than 2,000 people from the Western New York and Niagara, Ontario areas joined millions across the continent this April 22nd Earth Day in a “March for Science.”

Photo at March for Science on Earth Day in Buffalo, New York, April 22nd, 2017 – Photo taken by Doug Draper

March for Science, Buffalo, photo taken by Doug Draper

The Buffalo, New York march was well-attended and ended with a giant rally in the city’s Delaware Park. Those in attendance repeatedly were energized and repeatedly spoke of their determination to use every peaceful and law-abiding means possible to stop Donald Trump gutting environmental protection in ways that puts further at risk the future of the only planet we have to live on for present and future generations.

As they chanted over and over again on their way down the city’s Lincoln Parkway to Delaware Park, ‘There is no planet B!”

March for Science, Buffalo, New York, Earth Day 2017, Photo taken by Doug Draper

Of Trump’s bone-headed approach to the mountains of peer reviewed and approved science around climate change and other environmental threats facing our planet, one representative of the scientific community in America put it this way – “I can’t think of a time where scientists felt the enterprise of science being threatened in the way scientists feel now,” said Naomi Oreskes, a professor of the history of science at Harvard University, who spoke at another rally this Earth Day in Boston, Massachusetts.

Back at the Buffalo rally, one of the participants, Jessica O’Neill, was quoted saying of the turn-out – “It is really heartening to see. … To see all these people out here celebrating science brings hope.”

That is perhaps the one positive thing that Trump has done in the first 100 days of his so-called presidency, is get millions more people than have been since the civil rights and anti-war protests of the 1960s, paying attention to what is going on and getting engaged in doing something about it.

Therein rests the only real hope.

More on this Earth Week in Niagara At Large in the days ahead. Stay Tuned!

For a related Earth Day commentary on Niagara At Large, click onhttps://niagaraatlarge.com/2017/04/23/this-earth-day-april-22nd-2017-make-a-vow-to-yourself-to-be-part-of-the-solution/ .

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One response to “More Than Two Thousands Strong ‘March for Science’ in Buffalo, New York

  1. Linda McKellar

    I doubt even Trump is stupid enough to deny anthropogenic climate change (among other things) but it doesn’t fit his agenda of accumulation of wealth and power. Many of his followers probably do not know better because they are poorly educated and propagandized or just plain selfish, not caring about future generations. What he doesn’t seem to care is that his precious little Barron and grandchildren will have to breathe the same air and drink the same water as everyone else while Mar-a-Lago becomes the new Atlantis.

    Keep the protests going. The Republican clowns (and some Democratic ones) are beginning to feel the heat at their town halls such that they even have police guards and escape routes.

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