Publications

Responsible Science no.3 cover

Responsible Science is SGR's journal in which we explore some of the biggest ethical issues in science and technology today. Features cover: just and sustainable recovery from COVID-19 crisis; climate change; nuclear weapons; geoengineering; killer robots; and much more!

The journal comes with membership of SGR and keeps you up-to-date with our activities.

August 2021

EU military carbon report cover

Militaries are high consumers of fossil fuels – and yet they are frequently exempt from publicly reporting their carbon emissions. This report examines the size of the military carbon footprint in the EU.

Stuart Parkinson and Linsey Cottrell

February 2021

UK military environmental impacts - report cover

This report assesses the key environmental impacts of the UK military, arms industry and related sectors - including an estimate of their carbon footprint. Jointly published with Declassified UK.

Stuart Parkinson

May 2020

Responsible Science no 2

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

It comes with membership of SGR and keeps you up-to-date with what we’re doing.

March 2020

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This briefing examines the importance of behaviour change across society to help tackle the climate crisis, and the potential of scientists and engineers to act as role models for such change.

Andrew Simms with Stuart Parkinson

November 2019

Irresponsible Science?

This report reveals how fossil fuel and arms corporations are financing professional engineering and science organisations and explores the range of problematic issues that result.

Stuart Parkinson and Philip Wood

October 2019

 

Responsible science journal no.1

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

It comes with membership of SGR and keeps you up-to-date with what we’re doing.

February 2019

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This report summarises a range of concerns about the rapid advances in AI and robotics - in areas such as lethal autonomous weapons, accidental nuclear war, fake news, online privacy, driverless cars and more...

Andrew Simms with Stuart Parkinson

November 2018

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Winter 2018

Feature articles cover: nuclear weapons - current threats and opportunities; melting of Arctic ice cap; cars and climate change; air pollution; protecting the oceans; Brexit and universities; EU military R&D; nuclear weapons accidents in UK; radical science in 1980s

 

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Winter 2017

Feature articles cover: cyber-security threats to nuclear weapons; renewable energy expansion; commercialisation of UK universities; links between nuclear power and nuclear weapons; landmines; fracking and public health; arms and fossil fuels industries in schools; nuclear submarine risks.