Union of Concerned Scientists asked its subscribers to choose the entry that best depicted the ways that special interests confuse the public and policy makers about scientific issues, delaying governmental action that would protect public health and the environment.
Nearly 17,000 UCS supporters answered the call. And in the end, John Klossner of South Berwick, Maine, won by just 111 votes with this entry.
“The endangered sea turtles are being threatened by the large mass of consumers’ plastic that is rapidly accumulating in our oceans. If we don’t start taking action, there will be more plastic than turtle in our seas.”
"Live with the 3 E’s — Energy, Enthusiasm and Empathy."
"An economy that grows is important, but humanity doesn’t progress just from wealth and growth. Humanity’s progress is based on how we use the wealth and economic growth we have today to prepare and influence tomorrow."