The March for Science is a good idea, as it will provide a publicized platform for the nation's scientists to call attention to the work scientists do to protect facts and research. In the Pacific Standard, Eric Holthaus writes that the march taking place on Earth Day will place emphasis on environmental science and climate change, two areas at risk under the Trump Administration. Holthaus also says that science has always been political, so a march won't change that now but will give a chance to defend truth and facts.
The March for Science in Washington, slated for Earth Day in April, is a bad idea. It may have unintended consequences, such as encouraging skeptics to politicize science and therefore dismiss fact-based research that doesn't agree with their views. This will lead to increased polarization and on important issues, specifically climate change, writes Robert S. Young in the New York Times. Young says that participating in the march will distract from the real research that needs to be presented to the public and public officials.