Dr. Ben Santer, climate scientist and one of the first scientists to identify how humans are influencing the global climate, talks about his work and also how he became the target of vicious attacks by fossil-fuel interests.
From football to pharmaceuticals, there’s a playbook for sidelining science. Former NFL player Chris Borland joins UCS science and policy analyst Genna Reed to discuss how powerful interests deceive, misinform, and buy influence at the expense of public health and safety.
Dr. Jeremy Richardson, senior energy analyst at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses a new report on the decline of coal and he talks to a number of innovators in his home state of West Virginia about how they are transitioning away from coal.
Dr. Andrea Basche, agricultural scientist and AAAS Fellow at the USDA, National Institute for Food and Agriculture, talks about the power of soil, not just the dirt beneath our feed, to fight floods and droughts.
Mustafa Ali was a chief environmental justice official and founding member of the Office of Environmental Justice at the Environmental Protection Agency. He talks about his experience at the EPA, his decision to resign, and the importance of science in environmental justice.
Dr. Gretchen Goldman, research director for the Center for Science and Democracy at the Union of Concerned Scientists and co-author of the new UCS report "Sidelining Science since Day One", talks about the Trump administration's attacks on science, their real-life consequences, and how scientists and the public can fight back.
Ken Kimmell, president of the Union of Concerned Scientists, is back to give a recap of the recent months of the Trump administration and how he sees things playing out in light of President Trump pulling the US out of the Paris Climate Agreement.
Dr. David Wright, co-director of the Global Security Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, discusses North Korea’s missile program, the accelerating pace of launch tests, and what scientific information he gleans from each of them.
John Rogers, senior energy analyst with the Climate and Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists, talks about some of the surprising findings in a new UCS report on state-level clean energy progress.