The WBGU is alarmed at a growing hostility towards science and a politically motivated questioning of fact-based statements. From the denial of climate change to absurd conspiracy theories spun in particular by authoritarian and populist movements and governments, scientifically substantiated facts are being disputed, and proven untruths presented as 'alternative facts'. In order to address society's great issues, we need a free science that can confront public debate with truths, however inconvenient some of them may be.
The WBGU therefore supports the March for Science, which will be celebrated worldwide on Earth Day, 22 April 2017. All citizens who believe that independent science is important are invited to join us – and not only scientists.
More at: www.marchforscience.com