NASA is the ultimate example of why government agencies rely on science. After all, the agency that put men on the moon — and brought them home — could do accomplish that with an unwavering dedication to the scientific method. Today, I signed my name to a letter addressed to NASA head Jim Bridenstine. The letter asked him to commit to NASA’s role as an earth science agency, prioritize research that investigates the impacts of climate change, and protects data to encourage research. This was sent through the organizers of the March for Science.
Today, I also voted in the monthly Shared Nation poll to allocate donations from the crowdsourcing network. The theme this month is youth. As the organizers say:
Younger people still struggle to have their voices heard. Empowering and cultivating youth is often an afterthought; 1 in 6 adolescents still don’t have access to education. In response, this month’s Shared Nation funding round focuses on fueling youth-led organizations whose work increases justice, peace and opportunity. They’re inspirational and they’re standing by to answer your questions!