Today, the misnomer “March for Science” is trying to take over the aging faded Earth Day. It’s an attempt to steal the good brand “Science” yet again for other causes.
Once upon a time, Earth Day used to mean something. Back in 1970, 20 million people took part, 12,000 events were held:
Congress took the day off, and two-thirds of its members — Democrat and Republican alike — spoke at Earth Day events. The Today show devoted 10 hours of airtime to Earth Day.
Can anyone imagine both sides of politics cheering the March for Science?
By 2013, Time Magazine noted how irrelevant it was:
It’s Earth Day, though you could be forgiven if you missed it
So, lo, along comes another name “March for Science”. Same political motivations, different guise.