If you didn’t have a chance to make it to the March for Science last weekend, the you have another opportunity to show off your funny protest signs about climate change and march in the name of Mother Earth in just a few days. The People’s Climate March is taking place this Saturday, April 29. Whether you’ll be at the primary march in Washington, D.C. or one of the sister marches across the country, you can show up and say that climate change isn’t just about protecting our future; it’s about protecting the planet now.
Why April 29? Because it marks the 100th day of the Trump administration. As per the official march website, the mission of the march is “to show the world and our leaders that we will resist attacks on our people, our communities and our planet.” If you’re looking for a way to stand in solidarity with science, you can find a People’s Climate March near you.
This isn’t the first People’s Climate March (that was in 2014), but the threat of global warming is as present now as ever. When we talk about climate change, the future of our planet is very much at stake. However, talking in future tense lessens the immediacy of the problem. Climate change is affecting us right now. The People’s Climate March works to be another reminder that delaying action is both leaving the planet worse for future generations and making it worse for everyone here right now.
I think that making people laugh is one way to make them listen. Here are 19 sign ideas for the People’s Climate March if you’re looking to keep it light but also science-literate.
1“Asking ‘Is Climate Change Real?’ is like saying ‘Do Owls Exists?’”
If you haven't already, watch John Oliver's full piece on climate change on Last Week Tonight for some more protest sign inspiration and just good information on global warming.
2All Rejoice Hallelujah, World Hunger is Solved
Global warming isn't real because I was cold today! Also great news: World hunger is over because I just ate.— Stephen Colbert (@StephenAtHome) November 19, 2014
Friendly reminder: there is a difference between climate and weather.
3It’s Funny Because It’s True
The good thing about Science is that it's true whether or not you believe in it.— Neil deGrasse Tyson (@neiltyson) June 14, 2013
Just in case you wanted an excuse to quote Neil deGrasse Tyson.
4“Don’t Confuse Weather with Climate, Partner”
Take another note from Last Week Tonight's book.
5Shout Out To All The People Who “Don’t Believe” Scientists Regarding Climate Change
6Tell ‘Em What The People Want
Here is your chance to repurpose the above sign from the Women's March. Because conversations on climate change are as good a time as any to tout peer-reviewed, evidenced-base science.
7Science is Poetic
You also know it's serious when the introverts show up.
8Oh, You Love Science? Name 3 of Its Albums
9“Fact: You don’t need people’s opinions on a fact.”
10For All The Mini Marchers
Science is for babies! And grown-ups! And everyone!
11It’s *Alternative* Research
Recent research suggests that polar bears don't actually like the cold, so they're fine with climate change. pic.twitter.com/WLxDOnTZTQ— BadlandsNPSFans (@BadIandsNPSFans) January 24, 2017
*dies laughing/from the effects of climate change*
12We Will Not Be $ilenced
Go OFF, science.
13I Repeat, We Will Not Be $ilenced
If the environment were a bank it would have been saved already. pic.twitter.com/s2UcJ3Ee8w— Bernie Sanders (@SenSanders) January 23, 2015
To be clear, combating climate change is not a waste of money.
If for nothing else, do it for the polar bears. (Paws? Pause? Get it?)
15Show Us The Receipts
An overwhelming majority of scientists say climate change is real.
16This Is What We've Come To
Again, climate change is making things worse right now.
17“Ice Has No Agenda. It Just Melts.”
Ice is non-partisan like that.
18We Are Living Out A Horror Movie
That moment when life imitates art.