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>> Science, not silence. Science, not silence.>> Thousands of scientists filling the streets across the globe for the March for science, a celebration of science, and for many, a protest against US President Donald Trump. Louie Fishman came to Washington, DC from the University of Toledo to participate. And like most of the others here on Saturday, she's worried about the future of funding for the sciences.
>> Some people don't think about what that money really goes towards. But it's anything from pipette tips to sales, they costs money. So we need money in order to make this happen.>> The march is putting Trump's questioning of climate change and proposed cuts to federal science programs at center stage.
Other rallies took place in New York, Chicago, London, Berlin, and beyond. In Washington, posters mocking the pPesident lined the crowds. Science groups held discussions to promote environmental issues. Jennifer Molnar is the lead scientist at the Nature Conservancy Center for sustainability science. She too is concerned about funding, especially after Trump's budget proposal included a 31% reduction to the Environmental Protection Agency.
Molnar hopes the march galvanizes the public.>> Whether it's providing us with clean air, clean water, giving us medicines that keep us healthy. I think it's really important for the public to understand, see some of the exciting science work that's going on and then be able to speak out for that's important.
>> A message these folks here hope the White House hears loud and clear.>> And for the planet.