Formed in 1969, the Union of Concerned Scientists is the leading
science-based nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer
world. UCS combines independent scientific research and citizen action
to develop innovative, practical solutions and secure responsible
changes in government policy, corporate practices, and consumer choices.
"We seek to ensure that all people have clean air,
energy and transportation, as well as food that is produced in a safe
and sustainable manner. We strive for a future that is free from the
threats of global warming and nuclear war, and a planet that supports a
rich diversity of life. Sound science guides our efforts to secure
changes in government policy, corporate practices and consumer choices
that will protect and improve the health of our environment globally,
nationally and in communities throughout the United States. In short,
we seek a great change in humanity's stewardship of the earth."