The Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS) works to ensure that all people have clean air and energy, as well as safe and sufficient food. We work to improve the environment in ways that preserve our health, protect our safety, and enhance the quality of life in our communities. We strive for a future that is free from the threats of global warming and nuclear war, and for a planet that supports a rich abundance of life. In short, UCS seeks a great change in humanity's stewardship of the earth.
By forging a partnership between scientists and concerned citizens, UCS is uniquely able to secure the changes in government policy, corporate behavior, and people's actions needed to achieve these goals. We combine rigorous scientific analysis, innovative policy development, and tenacious citizen advocacy to make positive, tangible improvements in people's lives. UCS works for change globally, nationally, and in communities throughout the United States.
Elaborate and complex life supporting ecosystems services; air and water purification, soil fertility, decomposing and detoxifying wastes, recycling essential nutrients, stabilizing the climate, and many more are provided by nature free of charge however these essential services are not accounted for in any formal way in the business world.