[xmca] Fwd: Help defend science from politics

From: Mike Cole <lchcmike who-is-at gmail.com>
Date: Sat Jan 05 2008 - 11:20:30 PST

Forwarded from a friend.

I wanted to let you know about the Union of Concerned
Scientists' Scientific Integrity Program, a major effort aimed
at preventing political interference in science across a broad
range of issues--from childhood lead poisoning to mercury
pollution to climate change.

UCS has organized a scientist statement on scientific integrity
that speaks out against the misuse of science and calls for
reforms to improve the way in which science informs government
decision-making. Thus far, more than 8,000 scientists, including
almost fifty Nobel Laureates, 62 recipients of the National
Medal of Science, and 150+ members of the National Academies
have signed the statement. Statement signers also have the
opportunity to choose to keep informed about this issue through
periodic emails from UCS.

You can review the statement and sign it online at

The Scientific Integrity Program works to identify ways in which
scientists, engineers, and health professionals can act to
defend science. To that end, special services are available to
scientists who sign the statement to improve their
effectiveness, such as issue briefings, media and advocacy
skills workshops, and opportunities to coordinate activities
with other scientists in their area. The program also provides
thorough and accurate educational materials on scientific
integrity issues that scientists can use with students,
reporters, policymakers, and the general public.

For more information about the program, visit

To sign the scientist statement, visit

Follow this link to sign up:

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