Catalyst Spring 2017
Observations

What Our Members Are Saying

Here’s a sampling of recent feedback from the UCS Facebook page

In response to proposed cuts to the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

Hugh Weymouth Defunding NOAA is like putting a blindfold on and earplugs in when you've got a tornado coming.

Robert Headley Cutting NOAA's budget will affect its ability to predict dangerous weather. What an incredibly stupid place to cut funding.

Patrick Lane I was in the Navy for six years. We relied heavily on weather forecasts for our day-to-day work as well as jobs where the weather could pose a serious threat to our safety. This is heinous! Weather affects millions of people’s lives all across the US and the world.

 

 

In response to our new secure portal for reporting attacks on science

Mark Gall This is a sad time when scientists are threatened with their jobs—all for telling the truth.

Bill Schmidt Good for the Union of Concerned Scientists for providing this information.

 

 

In response to proposals to weaken fuel economy standards—and our call to action

Dan Cohan Thank you UCS! It is extremely beneficial for the public to become fully aware of the anti-science, anti-environmental, and anti-climate change actions from Scott Pruitt and the Trump administration.

Joan Schaefer Richmond If they think we are going to buy cars from companies that aren't working toward reasonable air quality standards, then they are going to be shocked, SHOCKED, I say, at their sales numbers.

Rebecca LeBlanc Just sent my LTE [letter to the editor]—this was a great idea! Thanks for making it so easy to do!

 

 

In response to our live panel discussion at the American Association for the Advancement of Science conference in February

Francisco Lacerda Tried to get in the room but it was completely full. Waiting outside to get in an additional room with webcast. Me and several hundred colleagues! The scientists' commitment to these important issues is quite reassuring!