Dear friends and colleagues I’m writing to let you know about Scientists for Global Responsibility’s latest in-depth report – which I’ve attached as a pdf. It’s called: ‘Irresponsible Science? How the fossil fuel and arms industries finance professional engineering and science organisations’ SGR_IrresponsibleScience.pdf The report was published earlier this month and received coverage in, for example, ‘The Sunday Times’.* It reveals an extensive pattern of financial links between the arms and fossil fuel industries on the one hand, and some … Continue reading →
INES launched on August 9th, 2019 a Statement on the 74th Anniversary of Dropping the Atomic Bombs on Hiroshima and NagasakiContinue reading →
A little over two weeks ago, India successfully test-fired an interceptor rocket that shot down a live satellite. In a surprise television address, India’s prime minister, Narendra Modi, then triumphantly declared that India was now the fourth country to acquire the ability to shoot down satellites, after the United States, Russia, and China. The test’s success clearly demonstrates the advancement of India’s military capabilities in outer space. But how much of an advancement is it, in reality? In terms of … Continue reading →
New link for live streaming: https://vimeo.com/330390923 PASSWORD IS: spacewar
Tuesday, April 16, 2019, 7:00
MIT, Bldg 56, room 114, Enter thru Bldg 66 at 25 Ames St. (Kendall Square T stop)
Seit Wochen demonstrieren und streiken weltweit hunderttausende junger Menschen für ihre Zukunft, den Klimaschutz und den Erhalt unserer natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen. Dieses Anliegen der Initiative Fridays for Future unterstützen inzwischen mehr als 23.000 WissenschaftlerInnen aus Deutschland, Österreich und der Schweiz. In der Stellungnahme von Scientists for Future erklären sie: „Nur wenn wir rasch und konsequent handeln, können wir die Erderwärmung begrenzen, das Massenaussterben von Tier- und Pflanzenarten aufhalten, die natürlichen Lebensgrundlagen bewahren und eine lebenswerte Zukunft für derzeit lebende und kommende Generationen gewinnen.“
Weiterlesen auf: http://natwiss.de/abruestung-fuer-klimaschutz/
A 1 day conference held at London Birkbeck University, Saturday 10 November 2018 by Dave Webb This was a timely and important conference which followed closely media reports on the ways in which technology may change the nature of the way in which war will be fought in the future. For example, the Independent (https://www.independent.co.uk/news/uk/home-news/future-war-robot-soldiers-enhanced-humans-space-gene-editing-ministry-of-defence-a8583621.html) reported on a Ministry of Defence report predicted that robot soldiers and ‘enhanced’ humans will fight future wars, and technological advances will see new frontiers … Continue reading →
Brian Conway | April 30, 2018
As you know the European Commission in 2017 took the unprecedented step by proposing a European military research programme of 40 billion euros for the next ten years. The establishment of a EU military research programme points towards an unprecedented acceleration in the militarisation of the EU and will divert funds from other research areas. These steps will not increase peace and security. On the contrary, they will only worsen global tensions. In the meantime, scientific research which might actually … Continue reading →
ACTIONS FOR A SUSTAINABLE WORLD: FROM THEORY TO PRACTICE
The International Sustainable Development Research Society (ISDRS) Conferences represent a valuable occasion to discuss opportunities and challenges for a sustainable future bringing together the academic community and other stakeholders from around the world.
In October of 2017 the Nobel Peace Prize was awarded to the International Campaign to Abolish Nuclear Weapons (ICAN), “for its work to draw attention to the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons and for its ground-breaking efforts to achieve a treaty-based prohibition of such weapons”. Jürgen Scheffran, Professor of Geography at the University of Hamburg and former Senior Research Scientist at ACDIS (2004–2009), contributed the following commentary.