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Irresponsibility

Some of the most influential professional engineering and science organisations (PESOs) in the UK have promoted fossil fuel and arms companies to schoolchildren – without discussing the ethical issues involved.

That was the finding of an investigation of 20 PESOs by Scientists for Global Responsibility (SGR) this October.

Separately, in November, SGR released a poll of climate-related attitudes among scientists, some working in fields connected to the climate crisis.

It found that there was a gap between scientists’ knowledge of what is required and the action they were taking in their own lives.

SGR also found that there were ‘signs that radical shifts in behaviour are now happening’ among the scientists.