Resolving the Climate Emergency

Science for Peace urges immediate and emergency action on the terrifying warming of our planet, now proceeding at a rate hitherto unimaginable. We are committed to working with other organizations to halt this human-induced global heating, and to supporting the communities, many of them indigenous, on the frontlines of the contest with the oil economy.

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NATO Defender Europe

Though not well-publicized here in Canada, Canada will participate in the NATO Defender Europe 2020 war manoeuvres held in Europe between January 12 through July 10. Science for Peace, which counts as its members the late Ursula Franklin and John Polanyi, unreservedly opposes this provocative and regressive recapitulation of the brutal 20th century. In addition … Read more NATO Defender Europe

100 Seconds to Midnight

On Thursday January 23rd, 2020 the Science and Security Board of the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists moved the hands of the symbolic Doomsday Clock 20 seconds closer to midnight, the closest they have ever been. In their statement Closer than ever: It is 100 seconds to midnight we read,”Humanity continues to face two simultaneous … Read more 100 Seconds to Midnight

The Kurdish Situation in Northern Syria: What Must be Done to Stop Violence

As an anti-war organization, Science for Peace opposes military intervention, both as an ethic and as a researched conclusion about the catastrophic practices and outcomes of war. Trump’s withdrawal of U.S. troops from northern Syria, leading Kurdish civilians to flee en masse from the Turkish military intent on ethnic cleansing, has led to calls from … Read more The Kurdish Situation in Northern Syria: What Must be Done to Stop Violence

Why Canada Should Withdraw from NATO

12 February 2019 The North Atlantic Treaty Organization was formed (1949) under a Treaty renouncing “the threat or use of force in any manner inconsistent with the purposes of the United Nations.” The Treaty calls for military action only in response to an attack upon a member. By reserving the liberty of deciding when military … Read more Why Canada Should Withdraw from NATO

Canada must Support Treaties that Ban Nuclear Weapons

Science for Peace, 5 February 2019 (français a suivre) We are members of Science for Peace, an organization formed during the Cold War, fearful that either accidental or intentional nuclear war would break out and lead to massive death. We are directing this statement to people from all walks of life as well as to … Read more Canada must Support Treaties that Ban Nuclear Weapons

Resolution on Canada and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

Approved by the Science for Peace Board, 5 November 2018 Noting that there are approximately 15,000 nuclear weapons in the world; Deeply concerned about the catastrophic humanitarian consequences of any use of nuclear weapons; Stressing the risks related to the existence of nuclear weapons; Realizing the plans by nuclear-armed states to retain indefinitely and modernize … Read more Resolution on Canada and the Treaty on the Prohibition of Nuclear Weapons

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