Tri-Cities Prepares To Celebrate Science On Earth Day

Apr 20, 2017
Originally published on April 20, 2017 2:18 pm

The March For Science in Washington, D.C., is happening this Saturday on Earth Day. Smaller science events are happening across the Northwest -- even in conservative southeast Washington.

Steve Ghan is a fellow at the Pacific Northwest National Lab in Richland. He leads some of the climate change science there. As a private citizen, it really dismayed him to hear President Trump’s budget director Mick Mulvaney recent say “climate research is a waste of money.”

“And so there is apparently little understanding of the value of it,” Ghan said. “And that’s sad.”

Ghan will be giving a speech on climate science at the family-friendly outdoor science fair in Richland. 

An estimated 18,000 people work in science in the Tri-Cities. They’re doing everything from unlocking mysteries of black holes, to figuring out what’s gonna be on our futuristic dinner plates.

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