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Jane Goodall Wants You To Stand Up To Those Who Belittle Science

British primatologist and world renowned environmentalist Jane Goodall speaks at an event to promote her Roots and Shoots program in Hong Kong on November 10, 2016.
Goodall said November 10 that those who care for the planet would have to work harder in response to Donald Trump's shock US presidential election victory. / AFP / Anthony WALLACE (Photo credit should read ANTHONY WALLACE/AFP/Getty Images)

The following is an excerpt from Chris D'Angelo | April 1, 2017 | Huffintonpost.com |

WASHINGTON — Famed anthropologist and conservationist Jane Goodall wants everyone to stand up to those working to undermine scientific research by joining this month’s “March for Science.”

In a video posted to Facebook on Friday, Goodall spoke of the important role science has played in her own life. She she said she finds it “disturbing” that today there are people belittling scientists and the role they play in our understanding of ourselves and the planet.

“Many scientists have spent years collecting information about the effect of human actions on the climate,” said Goodall, who turns 83 on Monday. “There’s no question that the climate is changing, I’ve seen it all over the world. And the fact that people can deny that humans have influenced this change in climate is quite frankly absurd.”

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