“The unleashed power of the atom has changed everything save our modes of thinking, and we thus drift toward unparalleled catastrophe.” Albert Einstein’s famous comment is more profoundly true today than when he uttered it in 1946. As the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists explained in 2015, Einstein’s understanding of this old mode of … Read more Demilitarization: Is It Time for Civilian-Based Defense?
1. What Needs To Be Done: January 26, 2021 Climate scientist Danny Harvey provides the answer. A dynamic U of T Professor of Geography, he has written two textbooks on climate science, three books on solutions, over a hundred scientific papers relating to the climate problem and has co-authored reports for the United Nations’ Intergovernmental Panel on … Read more The Climate Crisis Series
President Putin is responding to Ukraine just as President Biden would under similar circumstances. NATO needs to find a face-saving formula expressing the reality that Ukraine will not be joining NATO, thereby avoiding a devastating war. In the 19th century and today great powers have spheres of influence. Russia no more “deserves” or “has … Read more NATO, Russia and the Ukraine Issue
According to the Bulletin of the Atomic Scientists’ Doomsday clock, we are 100 seconds from midnight. Midnight signals the end of the world; we have never been closer, according to the acclaimed Bulletin. How could this be? The Cold War that threatened to spill into a nuclear exchange between NATO and the Warsaw Pact … Read more Will Justin Trudeau respect the will of Canadians on banning nuclear weapons?
Bob Woodward is a renowned investigative journalist, author and historian. Among his 20 previous books, 12 have been best-sellers. This 2018 book confirms the negative image of Donald Trump which has been conveyed by his niece Mary L. Trump in her 2020 book and by countless authors and media commentators. Woodward portrays the disorder … Read more Reflections on Bob Woodward’s “Fear: Trump in the White House”
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November 2021 VISION: A PEACE/ECOLOGICAL MANIFESTO The goal of a peaceful world ultimately depends on building global cooperation and achieving human security for all, within the regenerative limits of our finite planet. But humanity currently faces two existential threats to its existence: nuclear annihilation and ecological collapse, the latter arising mainly from global warming and … Read more STRATEGIC VISION FOR THE DECISIVE DECADE AND BEYOND
Science for Peace is shocked by last week’s RCMP raid on Wet’suwet’en territory, lands that have never been ceded to Canada and that support an Indigenous nation and culture with a governance structure thousands of years old. We hold that the court injunction favouring Coastal Gas’s pipeline construction, which is the rationale for the … Read more Science for Peace Stands with the Wet’suwet’en Land Defenders
The president of Science for Peace, talks about the future of the organization as it grapples with the twin dangers of climate change and the new nuclear arms race.
Thirty-three years ago climate scientist James Hansen and other climate scientists testified to a U.S. Congressional Committee and to a Senate Panel. They presented conclusive evidence of anthropogenic climate change and warned that “planning must begin now for a sharp reduction in the burning of coal, oil and other fossil fuels that release carbon … Read more COP26 Dangerous Omissions: Amplifying Feedbacks, Human Fatalities