The concerned scientists

The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve the planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with citizens across the country, they combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.

What began as collaboration between students and faculty members at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an alliance of more than 400,000 citizens and scientists. UCS members are people from all walks of life. They understand that scientific analysis—not political calculations or corporate hype—should guide the efforts to secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.

UCS stands out as the reliable source for independent scientific analysis. In an increasingly complex and technical world, rigorous and objective research is essential to devise innovative and effective solutions for cleaner air, energy and transportation, to ensure food is produced in a safe and sustainable manner, and to build a future free from the threats of global warming and nuclear war. They collaborate with respected researchers across the world and together with concerned citizens, and they actively engage policymakers, the media, and other organizations to extend the reach of their work and drive positive change.


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