Announcing Scientists for Global Responsibility Newsletter 41

Bumper 20th anniversary issue published - 11 expert authors provide important and novel analysis of controversial issues in science, design and technology.

Press release, 22 October 2012

Feature articles cover:

  • The major decline in UK military R&D spending – as campaigned for by Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR)
  • Breaking the deadlock in Iran – using renewable energy to tackle the impasse over Iran’s nuclear programme
  • Local sustainable energy projects – the potential for city-scale low carbon programmes to tackle economic, social and environmental problems far more successfully than current UK government initiatives
  • Warnings on the rise of synthetic biology
  • Energy from the ocean: the UK dimension
  • How influential are the climate change sceptics?
  • Problems of corporate influence within science communication
  • Latest progress on the road towards a nuclear weapons-free world
  • Analysis of the Fukushima nuclear disaster and its aftermath
  • What kind of low carbon future do we want?
  • Sustainable building materials: how eco-friendly are they?  

The issue also includes articles marking SGR’s 20th anniversary – including a retrospective of the organisation’s first 20 years, and thoughts and memories from leading figures over this period.

A full list of articles is given at



1. Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) is an independent UK-based organisation of ethically concerned science, design and technology professionals. Founded in 1992, it has approximately 1000 members. For more details, see

2. Back issues of the SGR Newsletter are available from

3. For further information, phone SGR Director, Dr Stuart Parkinson on 07941 953640