Should scientists adapt their work and lifestyles responsibly to align with the 1.5 degree climate change target, to set an example for change in wider society?

On Thursday, 18 April, the European Parliament votes on a ‘compromise text’ on the European Defence Fund. This would be a significant break with past European policies, as military funding has until now been excluded from the EU budget.

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.

There is no shortage of evidence that humanity is in a very serious place environmentally. Data from a global catalogue of recent extreme weather events demonstrates we are in a climate emergency. But is there evidence for optimism?

SGR and its predecessor SANA have published several reports and books concerning the threat from nuclear weapons, as well as producing several other outputs. Some of these have been input into international negotiations on nuclear disarmament.

 

Responsible science

Responsible Science is SGR's new journal in which we explore some of the biggest ethical challenges facing science and technology today.

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