California Federation of Scientists
The Southern California
Federation of Scientists, SCFS, was formed to meet the responsibility of
scientists and engineers in promoting the welfare of humanity and the
achievement and maintenance of world peace. Modern technological developments
have brought into focus the need for more active social and political
participation by technical people. SCFS is an interdisciplinary organization of
scientists, engineers, scholars and concerned citizens dedicated to providing
independent scientific and technical analyses and expertise on issues affecting
Science, Society and Public Policy. SCFS welcomes all persons who are concerned
that science and technology be used to enhance the human condition.
“Science in the
3318 Colbert Avenue,
or fax); www.scfs-la.org
Southern California Federation of Scientists
“Science in the Public Interest”
3318 Colbert Avenue, Suite 200
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310)390-3898 (voice or fax),
Monday, September 1, 2014 at 7:30pm
3318 Colbert Avenue
Los Angeles, CA 90066
(310)391-4223, (310)390-0306, (310)390-3898
1). Dues report.
2). SCFS website discussion.
3). New SCFS projects.
4). Additional announcements and
August-September 2014 News and Meeting
News from August 4 meeting
Methods of nuclear waste disposal,
including deep underground, were discussed by Brian Lindquist, Bob Furber, and
Charles Fredricks says SCFS biologists
and chemists are in short supply. Bob Nelson noted that 350.org and other
groups have proposals for action. John Bachar says that redistribution of
wealth is required to solve any of our major problems. George Anno believes
that SCFS should not present only one analysis and proposed action. Charles
and Bob (Nelson) think SCFS should form a speakers’ bureau on climate change.
Brittney Gallagher thinks SCFS can
promote speaking engagements, while Taylor Trowbridge noted that the Freeze
Movement had a speakers’ bureau some years ago. Brian Lindquist wants SCFS to
present material publicly (somehow). Bob Nelson proposed that 20 to 40 slides
be available. There will be a report at the September 1 meeting to discuss
this matter further.
A revised mission statement was
presented by John Bachar with minor revisions being made. This should be
included in our website, which Brittney Gallagher thinks should be a new
design including the mission statement.
Shel Plotkin failed to report that
our website by Tom Plotkin was pretty complete and easy to use as is. Also
that website was done as a personal favor, so if it changes, Tom will not
participate. Our present website wasn’t easy to construct and has some
“tricky” aspects. SCFS needs to devote considerable extra thought to this
Victoria thinks at the next meeting the
group should nominate three to five projects and vote to choose one or two on
which to begin taking action. The world sorely needs the talent within the
group and we are spinning our wheels.
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