In light of The Trick, a new BBC drama about the “ClimateGate” hack of one scientist’s emails in 2009, Dr Liz Kalaugher, SGR, looks at how climate scientists today are banding together to speak out about their evidence and how urgently we need to act.

18 October 2021

As Boris Johnson, at the UN, calls on other countries to take more action on the climate, Dr Ian Campbell examines what the science is really saying about the scale of carbon emissions reduction needed by the UK to comply with the Paris Agreement.

24 September 2021

Presentations

Dr Stuart Parkinson, SGR, examines the carbon footprint of spaceflight - especially space tourism, military missions, and the planned return of humans to the Moon. He argues that the damage is large enough to justify a moratorium on all non-essential spaceflight.

8 October 2021

Journal articles

Dr Phil Johnstone and Prof Andy Stirling, University of Sussex, examine the entanglements between Britain's civilian and military nuclear programmes and ask, would the UK be building new nuclear power stations if it weren't for pressure from the military lobby?

20 September 2021

To read the full text of 'A science oath for the climate', see the list of signatories, and/or to add your own name, please read on....

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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