of this interview is 'Climate Change' as seen through the lens of
Union of Concerned Scientists. UCS is the leading science-based
nonprofit working for a healthy environment and a safer world. The
organization "strives for independent scientific research and
citizen action to develop innovative, practical solutions and to
secure responsible changes in government policy, corporate
practices, and consumer choices."
What began as a
collaboration between students and faculty members at the
Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1969 is now an
alliance of more than 400,000 citizens and scientists. UCS members
are people from all walks of life: parents and businesspeople,
biologists and physicists, teachers and
organization's achievementsover the decades show that
thoughtful action based on the best available science can help
safeguard our future and the future of our
conversation, KGNU's Claudia Cragg speaks with
Dr. Todd Sanford, a climate scientist with the Climate and
Energy Program at the Union of Concerned Scientists (UCS).
His main areas of focus are the public health impacts of climate
the “social cost” of carbon—the various financial costs
associated with climate change.