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A Climate of Corporate Control (2012) | Union of Concerned Scientists

An overwhelming scientific consensus supports the reality of human-induced global warming and the importance of prompt action to limit its impact. Constructive, science-based public discussion of climate change impacts and policy solutions is urgently needed. Unfortunately, many U.S. companies are using their influence to muddy the waters—casting unwarranted doubt on the science, adding confusion to the policy discussion, and holding ...

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How Corporations Corrupt Science at the Public’s Expense | Union of Concerned Scientists

Federal decision makers need access to the best available science in order to craft policies that protect our health, safety, and environment. Unfortunately, censorship of scientists and the manipulation, distortion, and suppression of scientific information have threatened federal science in recent years. This problem has sparked much debate, but few have identified the key driver of political interference in federal ...

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Campaign to Block New Start Agreement Exaggerates Need to Modernize Nuclear Arsenal

The Obama administration’s efforts to get Senate approval of the New START agreement that would reduce U.S. and Russian nuclear stockpiles has run into a Republican roadblock. Leading the opposition is Sen. John Kyl (R-Ariz.) who has argued that U.S. nuclear weapons need to be “modernized.” That suggests that our existing nuclear weapons are somehow out-of-date, which simply is not ...

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One short phone call for one critical treaty

Union of Concerned Scientists is urging its members to make “One short phone call for one critical treaty.” The facts are in and the stage is set. There is an overwhelming consensus among the nation’s military and national security experts that the New Strategic Nuclear Arms Treaty (New START) will make us safer. But we still have a fight on our ...

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