Yesterday I found a letter in my mail from a reputable-sounding source: The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS). Scientists, I thought. I bet they advocate on behalf of policy that is the most scientifically supported. Sounds like a great idea! Before I made out the check for which they were begging me, I decided to carry out a little research to see for myself.
After a brief UCS website tour, however, I tore up their letter and threw it away. (Just kidding, I recycled it!) This group does not consistently practice “science advocacy.” Rather, it mostly pursues partisan politics, unashamedly using “science” as nothing more than a phony badge of credibility. Reading the list of UCS policy positions quickly reveals that the group simply does not consistently support a scientifically sound agenda…..To Read More….