Last updated on: 8/3/2009 | Author: ProCon.org

Federation of American Scientists (FAS) Biography

Position:
None Found to the question "Can Alternative Energy Effectively Replace Fossil Fuels?"
Reasoning:

None found as of June 29, 2009

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Description:

“The Federation of American Scientists (FAS) was founded in 1945 by scientists who had worked on the Manhattan Project to develop the first atomic bombs. These scientists recognized that science had become central to many key public policy questions. They believed that scientists had a unique responsibility to both warn the public and policy leaders of potential dangers from scientific and technical advances and to show how good policy could increase the benefits of new scientific knowledge.”

“About FAS,” www.fas.org (accessed June 29, 2009)

Mission:

“FAS provides timely, nonpartisan technical analysis on complex global issues that hinge on science and technology. Priding itself on agility and an ability to bring together people from many disciplines and organizations, the organization often addresses critical policy topics that are not well covered by other organizations.”

“About FAS,” www.fas.org (accessed June 29, 2009)

Other:
None found