Resources

Dr Laurence Matthews, Cap and Share UK, outlines concepts and strategies for keeping 80% of fossil fuels in the ground.

Presentation at SGR conference 2015; online publication: 12 November 2015

 

Prof Keith Barnham, Imperial College London, presents new analysis comparing the progress towards 100% renewable electricity supply in the UK with that in Germany. He argues that this goal could be reached in the UK before the planned completion of the Hinkley Point C nuclear power station - if government policies are changed.

Presentation at SGR conference; online publication: 4 November 2015

 

Dr Philip Webber, SGR, summarises the latest scientific research showing how nuclear weapons could cause catastrophic global cooling - also known as 'nuclear winter' or 'nuclear famine'.

Presentation at SGR conference; online publication: 4 November 2015

 

Tamara Lorincz, International Peace Bureau, discusses the twin problems of carbon pollution due to military activities and the priority given by governments to funding their militaries over tackling climate change.
 

Presentation at SGR conference; online publication: 4 November 2015
 

UK government financial support is being cut from green industries, while there is no similar austerity for the military industrial sector. Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, examines what is happening.

Article in The Ecologist, 15 October 2015
 

Dr Bridget Woodman, Exeter University, assesses the very disturbing developments in UK energy policy over the past few months.

ResponsibleSci blog, 13 October 2015
 

Scientists for Global Responsibility has submitted a response to the UK government consultation on the National Security Strategy and the Strategic Defence and Security Review. In it, we argue that the UK needs to place a much greater focus on the use of scientific and technical resources for tackling the roots of conflict, such as climate change, resource depletion and economic inequality, rather than prioritising the development, deployment and sale of yet more weapons technologies. We especially criticise plans for a new UK nuclear weapons system.

24 September 2015
 

Researchers in AI and robotics have called for a ban on lethal autonomous weapons, loosely termed 'killer robots'. Prof Lucy Suchman, Lancaster University, explains why she added her name to the call.

ResponsibleSci blog, 17 September 2015
 

The UK government is due to make a decision in 2016 on whether to approve a like-for-like replacement of its submarine-based Trident nuclear weapons system. The purpose of this report is to inform the debate – by highlighting the latest scientific and technical information about the risks posed by the continued deployment of Britain’s weapon of mass destruction.

SGR report by Dr Philip Webber and Dr Stuart Parkinson.; 6 August 2015
 

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