AAAS chief puts weight behind protest march

By Pallab Ghosh Science correspondent, BBC News, Boston  Feb 20, 2017 see full article here

The head of the world’s largest scientific membership organisation has given his backing for a planned protest by researchers in Washington DC.

Rush Holt, of the American Association for the Advancement of Science (AAAS), said that people were “standing up for science”.

His remarks reflect growing concern among researchers that science is disregarded by President Trump.

“I’ve never seen anything like it in my entire career,” the former Democratic congressman told BBC News.

“To see young scientists, older scientists, the general public speaking up for the idea of science. We are going to work with our members and affiliated organisations to see that this march for science is a success.”…