The Union of Concerned Scientists is a nonprofit partnership of citizens and scientists combining rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development and effective citizen advocacy to achieve practical environmental solutions. Established in 1969, 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, UCS seeks a great change in humanity's stewardship of the earth.
UCS has six programs, each of which focuses on one or more key issues: Climate Change--global warming, forests, biodiversity, invasive species; Clean Energy--renewable energy; Food and Environment--biotechnology, antibiotic resistance, sustainable agriculture; Clean Vehicles--advanced vehicle technology, fuel economy, diesel trucks and buses; Global Security--nuclear weapons, space weapons, missile defense, nuclear power safety and international cooperation; and Scientific Integrity--public health and safety, environment.