Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS)

The union of concerned scientists (ucs) is an independent nonprofit alliance of more than 100,000 concerned citizens and scientists advocating environmentally sound solutions to society's problems. The UCS was founded in 1969 at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) by faculty and students protesting the misuse of science and technology. They put forth a Faculty Statement, the genesis of UCS, calling for greater emphasis on the application of scientific research to environmental and social problems, rather than military programs. The UCS now augments rigorous scientific analysis with citizen advocacy in order to build a safer, healthier environment.

The UCS's first report, ABM ABC, criticized President Nixon's proposed antiballistic missile (ABM) system. This opposition was part of a broad national movement that helped build public support for ...

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