For the second year in a row, people from all over the world came together to express their support for science. Although the second March for Science did not have as much attendance as last year, according to CNN, there were more than 200 demonstrations around the world, from cities across the United States to Europe, from India to Africa.
The first March for Science, which took place last April, was organized as the scientific community became increasingly preoccupied with the White House's unscientific stances, such as imposing gag orders on government scientists, meeting with anti-values and propose deep budget cuts for research scientists. More than a year after the presidency of Donald Trump, things have not improved. Trump continues to deny that climate change is real. Meanwhile, his administration is trying to roll back regulations to address global warming and reduce pollution, as well as to expand oil and gas extraction on public lands and offshore areas.
The march is not partisan, according to its organizers; Its goal is to advocate for science-based policies, increase diversity within the scientific community and involve the public. But as it was last year, some signs were definitely partisan. Some featured Trump and a call to fire Scott Pruitt, the leader of the Environmental Protection Agency, who denied that humans cause climate change and whose tenure has been marred by ethics scandals.
Here is a summary of our favorite posters, including several that were captured by Zahra Hirji, who covered BuzzFeed's march.