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UK public opinion on ‘First Use’ of nuclear weapons (Oct 2021)

British Pugwash note: Two Thirds of UK Public Opposed to “First Use” of Nuclear Weapons (PDF report here)


The “Interim National Security Strategic Guidance” of the United States, released on 3 March 2021, states that the Biden administration will take steps to reduce the role of nuclear weapons in national security strategy, while ensuring that the U.S.…

July / August newsletter – British Pugwash

Topics covered in the British Pugwash July/August 2021 Newsletter include:

  • Climate Change and Trident – New research from British Pugwash
  • Ethical Science podcast – SYP interview with Prof Dame Ottoline Leyser (UKRI)
  • Save the Date – British Pugwash AGM – 22nd September
  • Joseph Rotblat Memorial Trust – Becoming a Trustee
  • OxPeace Conference – Peace in the Nuclear Era – Video
  • A selection of articles and reports
  • VIDEO – Interview with Lord Martin Rees (Ethical Science, 2021)

The newsletter can be found online here

Trident submarine at Faslane

New research on climate change impacts on nuclear security

British Pugwash is pleased to release newly commissioned research about the potential impacts of climate change on the UK’s nuclear weapons infrastructure.

The report, by Dr Sally Brown from Bournemouth University, is titled ‘Risks of sea-level rise to ports and associated facilities aligning with the Trident programme: A focus on Coulport, Faslane, Barrow-in-Furness and Devonport’.