Other events

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Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, outlines how the military fuels climate change - and thus how there is an urgent need for arms conversion. He summarises the latest data on the 'military carbon boot-print' and looks at examples of arms conversion, from the 1976 Lucas Plan to the 2020 Ventilator Challenge.

As part of the conference, Save the Earth, Abolish War, Dr Parkinson discussed the large but neglected carbon emissions of the UK and the world's militaries. These emissions are often not included within national inventories, and in many cases not even estimated at all. He argued that governments both need to count these emissions and rapidly reduce them in the struggle against the climate crisis.

Venue: Mander Hall, Hamilton House, Mabledon Place, London WC1H 9BD (UK)

Date and time: Saturday 29 June; 09.30 to 17.00

Lecture by Dr Stuart Parkinson, Executive Director, SGR

Bristol University, UK

Lecture slides now available

The third Martin Ryle lecture

Lecture by Sir Paul Nurse; Review by Alan Cottey

Paul Nurse speaks on the cultural and practical significance of scientific research

Science4Society Week (S4S Week) is a collection of science education activities designed to inspire young people. They are co-ordinated by Scientists for Global Responsibility, and focus on the contribution that science and technology can make to peace, social justice and environmental sustainability.

The project was set up to provide an alternative to activities funded by the arms and fossil fuel industries.

In 2020, the theme of S4S Week is tackling waste and pollution in their many forms.