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The Other Existential Threat: Nuclear Weapons & the 2020 Presidential Campaign

Recent polling shows that in key primary states, including New Hampshire and Iowa, over 80% of respondents want to know what candidates think about nuclear weapons. Read more >

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50 Years of Science In Action

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Today is a very special day–the 50th anniversary of the Union of Concerned Scientists.  As a proud leader of this great organization for five of these fifty years, I would like to share my reflections, which are excerpts from a 50th anniversary speech I gave a few weeks ago.

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Two Years in, and the State of Our Union Is Weakened—but It’ll Be Strong Again

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We have a weakened president, a resurgent House of Representatives, new governors committed to state-level progress, and an engaged and mobilized public. Read more >

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Will the Real State of the Union Please Stand Up? 7 Things President Trump Won’t Say

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What *should* be in the speech are some of the truly great challenges we need to tackle as a nation, from climate change to nuclear weapons, transportation to public health. So I’ll be watching , live-tweeting using the #RealSOTU hashtag, and highlighting some of the crucial facts that the president will not. I hope you can join me. Read more >

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The Elections, and What They Mean for Climate, Energy, and Science

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What do the election results mean for climate, security, energy, and science policy? Read more >

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