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.

Analysis showing how the UK's Trident nuclear weapons are powerful enough to cause a nuclear winter, and the implications of this for the UK's policy of nuclear deterrence.

Presentation by Dr Philip Webber, SGR, at 'Health Through Peace' conference, York University, UK

Online publication: 12 September 2017

An updated analysis of the large-scale and problematic involvement of the military/ arms industry in UK research and development - including an assessment of alternative priorities.

Presentation by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at 'Health Through Peace' conference, York University, UK

Online publication: 11 September 2017

Media release, 7 July 2017
 

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) - an independent UK organisation of professionals which promotes science, design and technology for peace, social justice and environmental sustainability - celebrates its 25th anniversary today.

21 June 2017

In the run-up to UN negotiations on a treaty to ban nuclear weapons, Dr Philip Webber, SGR, outlines the key scientific and technological information on the threat from these weapons of mass destruction.

Latest update: 15 June 2017

Open letter sent to the eight political party leaders at the UK parliament

13 June 2017

Will the next UK government increase spending on military R&D at the expense of renewable energy R&D? Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, investigates.

ResponsibleSci blog, 5 June 2017

Media release, 23 May 2017
 

Prof Keith Barnham, Imperial College London, outlines plans for an exciting new campaign to encourage continued expansion of electricity from renewable sources in the UK.

Article from SGR Newsletter no.45; online publication: 28 April 2017

Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) supports the March for Science - science for all, not just those in power.

Online publication: 21 April 2017