SGR - promoting ethical science, design and technology

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) is an independent UK-based membership organisation of hundreds of natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, IT professionals and architects. We promote responsible science, design and technology that contribute to peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability. We are part of the campaign awarded the 2017 Nobel Peace Prize.

SGR's work is focused on four main issues: security and disarmament; climate change and energy, including nuclear power; who controls science and technology? and emerging technologies.

SGR is affiliated to the International Network of Engineers and Scientists for Global Responsibility (INES)

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Just when it looked like UK coal might be phased out, a company in Cumbria is trying to give it a long-term future – undermining urgent efforts to tackle climate disruption. Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, argues for a halt to the proposed project.

Responsible Science blog, 17 March 2019
 

Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, examines how society uses and misuses science and technology - and highlights ways in which we can reshape our relationship with these powerful forces to help bring about a more secure and sustainable society. He covers issues including nuclear weapons, climate change, military robotics and ethical careers in science and technology.

Bristol Peace Lecture, 9 March 2019
 

Dr Philip Webber and Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, examine the growing financial and technical problems of renewing the UK’s nuclear weapons system.

Article from Responsible Science journal, no.1; online publication: 21 February 2019


 

Feedbacks and tipping points are being dangerously downplayed in the climate debate, argues Prof Bill McGuire, University College London. As climate protests - including the School Climate Strike - gather momentum, he argues it’s time for some healthy and realistic alarmism.

Article from Responsible Science journal, no.1; Advance online publication: 14 February 2019

 

Ahead of the next global climate talks in Poland, Prof John Whitelegg, Liverpool John Moores University, argues that major reductions in transport pollution are only achievable if we set our sights beyond electric vehicles and driverless cars.

Article from Responsible Science journal, no.1: advanced online publication: 27 November 2018

 

Scientists for Global Responsibility is one of 42 European civil society organisations warning of major risks caused by the creation of a huge new EU Defence Fund. These risks include accelerating an international arms race and increasing the likelihood that 'killer robots' will be developed.

Joint statement, 15 November 2018
 

Fears of an artificial intelligence apocalypse make the news, but it's AI-fuelled inequality we should worry about, says Andrew Simms, SGR.

Article from New Scientist, 14 November 2018