All science & democracy resources
How Digital Disinformation Targets Voters
Technology innovator Shireen Mitchell discusses pervasive disinformation on social media centered around US elections, and how we can fight back.
Achieving Multiracial, Multiparty Democracy
A task force of activists, organizers, and scholars lay out six key recommendations for safeguarding our democracy.
Attacks on Science
Our running list of attacks on science—disappearing data, silenced scientists, and other assaults on scientific integrity and science-based policy—provides a representative sample of threats to the federal scientific enterprise.
Since its founding, the Union of Concerned Scientists has been a leader in science and technology communication. We’ve worked with thousands of researchers and academics to help them make their work more accessible to lay audiences.
What You Can Do about Disinformation
Know how to identify it, counter it, and stop it in its tracks.
Communications strategist Sabrina Joy Stevens shares practical tips for shutting down disinformation online.
Fighting Voter Suppression
Dr. Adrienne Jones discusses efforts to limit voter access in Georgia, and how we can all fight back, no matter what state we live in.
1992 World Scientists' Warning to Humanity
This appeal, written in November 1992, was the World Scientists' Warning to Humanity and was written and spearheaded by the late Henry Kendall, former chair of UCS's board of directors.
President Biden’s First Year: Progress and Shortfalls
What's on the line for science and justice—and how can the Biden administration improve its support for science?
UCS and the Coronavirus
The Union of Concerned Scientists is actively monitoring the coronavirus pandemic and vaccine rollout.
Protect the Vote in November 2022
Learn how you can defend our democracy against those who seek to undermine it.
Environmental Racism in the Heartland
A legacy of systemic racial discrimination has left communities in the Kansas City area disproportionately exposed to health-damaging pollutants.