Science for Peace in the Decisive Decade

Science for Peace in the Decisive Decade Humanity must make fundamental choices in the next decade to avoid the potentially devastating consequences of our interrelated sustainability crises, especially nuclear war and climate crisis. This decade will be decisive in laying the foundations of a conversion economy free from both carbon emissions and the production of … Read more Science for Peace in the Decisive Decade

Ten Things You Need to Know about Nuclear Weapons

  WARNING: The Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists has moved the hands of the doomsday clock to 100 seconds to midnight (human extinction) because of the risks of nuclear war and climate disruption. ORIGINS: Nuclear weapons were developed by the US, UK, and Canada in the Manhattan Project in World War II. The US dropped … Read more Ten Things You Need to Know about Nuclear Weapons

L’interrelation des enjeux climatiques et sécuritaires

  Le changement climatique et ses effets sur notre environnement et nos sociétés sont désormais indéniables. Afin de réfléchir à la manière dont les politiques doivent réagir face à l’urgence climatique, il est tout d’abord important de qualifier le changement climatique de menace à la sécurité. Pour se faire, le concept de sécurité doit être … Read more L’interrelation des enjeux climatiques et sécuritaires

Fossil Fuels Non-Proliferation Treaty

July 13, 2021 Dear Mayor Tory and Councillor Matlow: RE: Fossil Fuels Non-Proliferation Treaty I am writing to urge City Council to endorse the Fossil Fuel Non-Proliferation Treaty (Member Motion MM35.29) on Wednesday (July 14th). This treaty calls for an ending of the expansion of coal, oil and natural gas production, an orderly and rapid … Read more Fossil Fuels Non-Proliferation Treaty

Climate Emergency: Getting Out Alive

  Jim Morrison observed that you don’t get outta here alive. Though Morrison had a point, Kim Stanley Robinson sketches an optimistic scenario in which we – or many of us – do get out of the climate emergency alive. Robinson, in  a book of 530 dense pages entitled The Ministry for the Future, mixes … Read more Climate Emergency: Getting Out Alive

US Nuclear Strategy: A Critique of Guy Roberts’s Defence of Deterrence

  Guy Roberts was invited to give a keynote talk at the 2021 Congress of the Canadian Peace Research Association. [1 ] Roberts had played a role in composing the Pentagon’s Nuclear Posture Review 2018 (NPR 2018) under the Trump administration. He is now playing a role in composing the new NPR that the Biden … Read more US Nuclear Strategy: A Critique of Guy Roberts’s Defence of Deterrence

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