SGR - promoting ethical science, design and technology

SGR is an independent UK-based membership organisation of about 900 natural scientists, social scientists, engineers, IT professionals and architects. We promote science, design and technology that contribute to peace, social justice, and environmental sustainability.

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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ResponsibleSci blog, 18 December 2014

 

Stuart Parkinson and Peter Mumford outline just how much more action is needed by industrialised countries if we are to prevent the worst effects of climate change.

ResponsibleSci blog, 5 December 2014
 

Presentation by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at Lancaster University

1 December 2014
 

John Jopling, Foundation for the Economics of Sustainability, argues that a radical addition is needed to the international system for curbing carbon emissions.

Article from SGR Newsletter 43 (advance publication), 26 November 2014
 

Presentation by Dr Maria Sharmina, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research, University of Manchester, at the SGR conference, Living within environmental limits: From science to practice.

4 October 2014
 

Presentation by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at the workshop, ‘Militarization of Science 1914 and Today’, at the Sarajevo Peace Event, Bosnia. Similar presentations were given at the NATO counter-summit, Newport, Wales and the CAAT/STW campaigners day, Manchester, England.

6 June; 31 August; 11 October 2014
 

Examining the evidence

This report, published by Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health (CIEH), critically reviews current evidence across a number of issues associated with shale gas extraction by hydraulic fracturing (fracking). These include environmental and public health aspects, and socio-economic considerations. The report raises a number of important concerns, especially regarding regulation of the industry and problems related to climate change.

Following subsequent criticism by some supporters of fracking, we have also produced a rebuttal of their main points.

21 July 2014 (updated 14 August 2014)