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Climate change and epidemics may sound like mere buzzwords to some, but organisers of the international March for Science on 22 April are hoping to change that.
Over one million people are expected to participate in the worldwide March for Science across over 500 satellite locations. And now those in Luxembourg can be a part of the international movement, as a local march will take place on Earth Day on the Place Clairefontaine from 2-4pm.
The march aims to celebrate the role science plays in our daily lives and show how scientific research and applications stretch beyond borders.
While Luxembourg has a supportive infrastructure for science--the Luxembourg government provided €316.5m in research investments in 2016 alone, according to recent figures provided by the Luxembourg National Research Fund (FNR)--this is not necessarily the case in other countries. As the march organisers--around 15 volunteers with a wide range of nationalities, professions and backgrounds--state in a press release, “Many countries face a possible future where people not only ignore scientific evidence, but seek to eliminate it entirely. Staying silent is a luxury that we can no longer afford.”