FEATURING ALEXANDER ODYSSEUS BRADLEY – Every year Earth Day, which is April 22, is a marker for events and rallies around climate justice, sustainability, and green energy. This year, in the era of Donald Trump, Earth Day has taken on a greater significance. Thousands of people are expected to take to the streets of their cities in a “March for Science.”
Scientists, and those who believe in protecting and promoting scientific inquiry, see a deep existential threat from an administration bent on cutting research funds and scapegoating immigrants including those working in scientific fields.
Attacks on science impact all of us. In one of his first acts as the head of the Environmental Protection Agency, Trump’s appointee Scott Pruitt, ignored the EPA’s own scientific data pointing to the dangers of a pesticide and decided not to ban it.
Alexander Odysseus Bradley, Lead Organizer and Communications Director of the March for Science Los Angeles. He is also a PhD candidate studying molecular biology at the University of California, Los Angeles.