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.

SGR Response to the 'GM Science Review - First Report' by Dr Eva Novotny, 15 October 2003
 

Article by Eva Novotny, September 2003
 

Edited version of a paper given by Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, at Women's Engineering Society annual conference, 'Proper Practice: Professionalism and Ethics in Engineering and Science' 12th Sept, 2003 at the Earth Centre, Doncaster, UK.
 

Stuart Parkinson looks into why the climatic disaster which would follow a potential nuclear war has been forgotten

Article from SGR Newsletter 27, July 2003
 

 

Issued on 24 July 2003
 

SGR response to Royal Society/ Royal Academy of Engineering consultation on nanotechnology, 10 July 2003
 

Notes for a Lecture by Stuart Parkinson, SGR, for CCE seminar ‘The War on Terror’, Sussex University on 5 July 2003
 

SGR Response to GM Science Review by Eva Novotny, 30 May 2003
 

SGR ethical careers briefing by Stuart Parkinson; March 2003

This briefing provides an overview of the climate change crisis: its causes, its potential impacts and the economic influences that make the problem harder to solve. Readers will gain insight into ways in which career choice can help alleviate (or worsen) the situation.
 

SGR ethical careers briefing by Tim Foxon; March 2003

This briefing provides background insight into some of the approaches and technologies that are designed to reduce the impact of human activities and industry on the environment. Readers will gain greater awareness of possible career choices (and a shift in thinking) that can make a positive contribution to sustainable development.