Doug Boucher is the Director of Climate Research and Analysis at the Union of Concerned Scientists. He stressed that the top priority of the Union of Concerned Scientists is to get the science right -- if they don't get the science right, they will lose their credibility. He was frustrated by public opinion, and noted that he and his organization (and many others) erred in 2007 when they thought that the public had finally been sufficiently convinced about climate change. He also noted, however, that Californians recently voted overwhelmingly in favor of an aggressive law to fight climate change, so there remains hope for public opinion to be swayed.
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