• The Union of Concerned Scientists

    by  • May 30, 2019 • Awesome Finds • 0 Comments

    Female scientist looking through a microscopeThere is a non-profit organization of scientists working to encourage evidence-based decision making on issues ranging from climate change to human survival to racial and economic equality. They’re the Union of Concerned Scientists, and they’ve been on this path for roughly fifty years. Their mission official states: “The Union of Concerned Scientists puts rigorous, independent science to work to solve our planet’s most pressing problems. Joining with people across the country, we combine technical analysis and effective advocacy to create innovative, practical solutions for a healthy, safe, and sustainable future.”

    Their funding comes from donations from private individuals and foundations, never from corporate or government sources, and they use the vast majority of that funding to further their programs.

    Their website provides a variety of recommendations on what individuals can to do to help encourage evidence-based decision making. You can also subscribe to their mailing list, which is organized to provide information relevant to your region, wherever you might live.

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