Issues

We currently focus on four main issues: disarmament and security, climate change and energy, questions of who controls science and technology and issues surrounding new and emerging technologies. You will also see that we work on some other issues too. You can explore these with the menu on the left of this page and with the search function. Material in this section includes all SGR's main outputs since 2005, with a selection of the more important material from before then.

Dr Rachel Freeman, University of Manchester, looks at why reducing carbon emissions in the UK transport sector is only happening very slowly, and how it can be sped up.

22 March 2018

We at Scientists for Global Responsibility are deeply saddened to hear of the death today of Professor Stephen Hawking - who had been a patron of our organisation since its formation in 1992, and of its predecessor Scientists Against Nuclear Arms.

Media release, 14 March 2018

Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, looks at the current crisis over North Korea’s weapons programme and contrasts it with the new UN treaty banning nuclear weapons.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.46; online publication: 22 February 2018

Dr Keith Baker, Glasgow Caledonian University, looks at the prospects for British universities as the end of UK membership of the European Union approaches.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.46; online publication: 22 February 2018

Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, outlines plans for a huge increase in funding from the European Union for military R&D - and discusses how it can be challenged.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.46; advance online publication: 13 February 2018

Dr Philip Webber, SGR, describes the shocking effects should nuclear weapons ever be used again in war.

Article from Huffington Post UK website; re-published: 31 January 2018

SGR, Medact, and the Chartered Institute of Environmental Health welcome the award of the Nobel Peace Prize to ICAN for its critical role in campaigning for the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons, agreed this summer. The organisations view the TPNW as a significant step forward towards eliminating these weapons of mass destruction - and urge the UK government to support the treaty.

Joint statement; 8 December 2017

Dr Philip Webber, SGR, looks at cases of positive transitions from the Cold War period and more recently, to help us tackle the security problems of today and tomorrow.

Presentation at the SGR conference 2017; online publication: 20 November 2017

The deterioration of the Arctic ice cap and its climate has continued apace. Vanessa Spedding provides an update on recent developments.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.46; advance online publication: 2 November 2017