Dr Philip Webber

Chair, Scientists for Global Responsibility, UK.

Dr Philip Webber began his career as a physicist at Imperial College, London. He has researched and written on nuclear weapons issues since the early 1980s and is author/ co-author of several books and in-depth reports including London After the Bomb (1982), Crisis over Cruise (1983), New Defence Strategies for the 1990s (1990), Humanitarian Consequences (2013) and Offensive Insecurity (2013). He has just completed a six part ‘beginners guide’ to the nuclear threat on the SGR website and spoke at the Medact Health through Peace conference in York on ‘Trident and the myth of deterrence’. Up to 2011 he headed an award-winning environment team in Kirklees Council, West Yorkshire with a focus on sustainability and renewable energy generation. He is on the board of YES Energy Solutions – Community Interest Company whose mission is to reduce CO2 emissions and alleviate fuel poverty. As a research associate at the University of Leeds, his recent publications analyse energy saving retro-fit programmes.

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