27 Apr 2017

Guam protests Trump's stance on climate change

12:45 pm on 27 April 2017

Millions of people around the world marched in support of science last weekend, including about 200 on Guam.

The Earth Day event on the United States' Pacific island territory also served as an opportunity to protest against President Donald Trump's position on climate change.

Scientists and supporters gather in Pershing Square for a March for Science on April 22, 2017 in Los Angeles, California.

Photo: AFP

One of the organisers of the Guam march, the wildlife biologist, Isha Alexander, said Mr Trump is defunding the scientists who demonstrate the climate is changing.

"There are enough statistics out there about green energies and the jobs they create, just like you can create some jobs with oil," Ms Alexander said.

"Why we're choosing to go that route is a question that has been asked and hasn't been answered and that's one of the reasons why we're all marching."

Isha Alexander said Guam had become one of the first places in the US to experience climate change.