Jürgen Scheffran, Co-Chair of INES, joined this event in Paris. Key findings on the importance of social science research for understanding climate change induced migration were presented at an official COP21-Side-Event. Prof. Jürgen Scheffran has been part of an international team investigating that topic in an empirical and theoretical way for four years. The event met with lively interest from conference visitors and was documented on film: https://www.clisap.de/de/clisap/organisation/presse/cop21-dossier/cop21-side-event/ …Continue reading →
Jürgen Scheffran, Co-Chair of INES worked out recently a Report for the World Future Council on the Climate-Nuclear Nexus which was presented in Geneva. He explored the linkages between climate change and nuclear threats. Please have a look to it: www.worldfuturecouncil.org/fileadmin/user_upload/Disarmament/The_Climate-Nuclear_Nexus.pdf Jakob von Uexkull published in December an article “The Climate-Nuclear Nexus: Two Key Threats Endangering Future Generations” in the Huffington Post about this: http://www.huffingtonpost.com/jakob-von-uexkull/the-climate-nuclear-nexus_b_8707016.html …Continue reading →
The International Peace Bureau has worked for over 10 years to develop a program on Disarmament for Sustainable Development, with a primary topic being military and social spending. In 2011 we launched the Global Day of Action on Military Spending and in late 2014 a year-round Global Campaign on Military Spending.
After 53 years teaching about nuclear war and peace, in 2014 I put the important things together in this book, Nuclear War: Hiroshima, Nagasaki, and A Workable Moral Strategy for Achieving and Preserving World Peace. Amazon dot com carries it (price a bit high, but worth it) and I like a book in my hands, BUT the book as PDF is downloadable AT NO COST from the link below. Chapter 5 contains a workable moral strategy for achieving and preserving …Continue reading →
Never again war from German soil On September 26 more than 1500 people protested in front of the US Airbase Ramstein. Please find pictures here and an article of Stars+Stripes here. More than 6000 persons signed the following appeal: Appeal The US Air Force base at Ramstein, Germany, is a central pivot for preparing and executing wars of aggression violating international law. Most of the lethal missions of US combat drones, e.g. in Iraq, Afghanistan, Pakistan, …Continue reading →
4. May 2012 At the INES Council meeting on April 28th, 2012 in Vienna, the following statement was adopted by the INES Council members*. The first nuclear bomb in 1945 changed the world – and many physicists were shocked and felt guilty in the aftermath of the use of nuclear weapons on the cities of Hiroshima and Nagasaki. Science was no longer innocent (if it ever had been). This was one reason why, in the 1950s/1960s, the scientific community was …Continue reading →