"Science, not silence," is the battle cry for the March for science scheduled for April 22, 2017. The problem is that their silence is what is distorting an understanding of important science issues.
That issue would be global warming, or climate change, as it's now called. Seems that a whistle blower blew the whistle on an influential NOAA paper last year. See Exposed: How world leaders were duped into investing billions over manipulated global warming data. Excerpt:
The report claimed that the ‘pause’ or ‘slowdown’ in global warming in the period since 1998 – revealed by UN scientists in 2013 – never existed, and that world temperatures had been rising faster than scientists expected. Launched by NOAA with a public relations fanfare, it was splashed across the world’s media, and cited repeatedly by politicians and policy makers.
But the whistleblower, Dr John Bates, a top NOAA scientist with an impeccable reputation, has shown The Mail on Sunday irrefutable evidence that the paper was based on misleading, ‘unverified’ data.
Meanwhile, March for science founders say this:
Mischaracterization of science as a partisan issue, which has given policymakers permission to reject overwhelming evidence, is a critical and urgent matter. It is time for people who support scientific research and evidence-based policies to take a public stand and be counted.
Good advice. At least they didn't call skeptics names. But it would have been better if they called for honest reporting of their research.