Saturday, April 22, 2017
TKC IRONY FACT CHECK: ACCURATE COUNT FOR 'KANSAS CITY MARCH FOR SCIENCE' POLITICAL PROTEST UNAVAILABLE!!!
Today, Kansas City supporters of science enter the fray of politics without a clear and concise message and amid typical debate over size of their admittedly impressive crowd.
Some more enthusiastic supporters claim as many as 5 thousand marchers whilst other news agencies have noted only hundreds.
Furthermore, none of the scientists have gone on record to answer this simple question:
WHAT WAS THE GOAL AND/OR TARGET OF THE MARCH FOR SCIENCE PROTEST?!?!
Yes, it's a public awareness campaign but in service of what exactly????
There's not specific legislation put forward by any political party that attacks the "merits of science" in general.
Debate over man-made global climate change has not yet offered the public any definite answer or cause to the dilemma that has proven more convincing then timely campaign donations for both parties.
Climate.nasa.gov: Climate-warming trends over the past century are extremely likely due to human activities. In addition, most of the leading scientific organizations worldwide have issued public statements endorsing this position.
And, in one of many examples . . . Leo taking a private jet to accept an award for work on global warming kinda puts the reality of this struggle in perspective . . . The battle to curb pollution and waste is really a fight against big biz and just easier to protest Prez Trump than employers.
Still, the point here isn't to rain on the parade of some very nice people concerned about the environment. Instead, readers might want to realize that TODAY'S PROTEST is simply another gathering that has JUSTIFIABLY targeted the current tidal wave of support for the GOP & Prez Trump but, just like the battle to save the planet, doesn't have any specific, realistic or effective plan reverse the trend.
Check the links and you decide . . .
Fox4: Hundreds in Kansas City join worldwide effort to ‘March for Science’
Pitch: Approximately 2,000 Kansas Citians marched (gathered) in Washington Square Park between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m. today, commemorating Earth Day by participating in the March for Science, a worldwide show of support for evidence-based science (because yes, in 2017, we are seriously debating the merits of science).
ScienceMarchKC: Post your pictures with #MarchforScienceKC on FB, Twitter and Instagram! This sign might win the tallest sign award.
KCUR: On Earth Day, Kansas City's March For Science Aims To Show Science Isn't Conspiracy
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