Climate Politics at the Crossroads

Introduction For nearly 20 years the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change has been the international body responsible for addressing the global problem of climate change. In 1990, the UN General Assembly passed a resolution formally launching negotiations towards an international climate change agreement and, on May 9, 1992, the United Nations Framework Convention … Read more Climate Politics at the Crossroads

The New State of South Sudan: An Opportunity for Better Health Care?

On July 9th, 2011, “The Republic of South Sudan” was born as a new state in the horn of Africa. The country officially joined the United Nations as the 193rd member on July 14th after over half a century of ongoing tension with North Sudan. The referendum to establish the new state was a response … Read more The New State of South Sudan: An Opportunity for Better Health Care?

Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose: a 30-Year Retrospective of Science for Peace

This is a mere summary meant to celebrate our history, a selection of some representative activities of Science for Peace on the occasion of its 30th anniversary. Many of the contributions appear prescient. They also suggest a fascinating historical perspective about what was known long before a number of threats and their fateful repercussions became … Read more Plus ça change, plus c'est la même chose: a 30-Year Retrospective of Science for Peace

The US Military Assault on Global Climate

By every measure, the Pentagon is the largest institutional user of petroleum products and energy…Yet the Pentagon has a blanket exemption in all international climate agreements…Any talk of climate change which does not include the military is nothing but hot air. It’s a hole [in the Kyoto Convention on Climate Change] big enough to drive … Read more The US Military Assault on Global Climate

Mapping a Freedom to Learn: Why Students Must Maintain Their Right to Organize on Canadian Campuses

Our contemporary university and college campuses are sites of great transformation these days. Corporate donors are driving academic programs and research projects, governments are clawing back funding, and students are increasingly treated as consumers of education. These shifts have led to concerns about how academic freedom can be honoured when universities subscribe to a business … Read more Mapping a Freedom to Learn: Why Students Must Maintain Their Right to Organize on Canadian Campuses

President's Letter: Science and Reason

This year Science for Peace celebrates its 30th anniversary. We can look back with pride at our history of vibrant, challenging discussions of the many life-and-death threats of these times: nuclear war and expansion of the military; climate change (including its roots in the carbon economy); runaway capitalism; and the enormous human toll from severe … Read more President's Letter: Science and Reason

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