Are you deeply concerned about the future of our planet and the welfare of all who inhabit it? Me too. I’ve recently taken voluntary severance from my role as Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, after 26 years, to dedicate myself to the Climate Majority Project as its Co-Director.
Everywhere and everyone is now on the climate frontline. As a result, we need action, not just activists. The Climate Majority Project aims to help a majority of people in the UK who care about climate and nature – i.e who care about our very future – to understand that they are powerful together, and to take meaningful action, relevant to themselves and their communities. As well as ‘practical’ action, we advocate the importance of cultures of support, political inclusivity and resilience: to help us face the trouble we’re in together.
For most of my life, I’ve been committed to this cause. I was a spokesperson and political strategist for Extinction Rebellion and a spokesperson, national parliamentary candidate, European parliamentary candidate and councillor for the Green Party of England and Wales. I also formerly chaired the ecological think tank Green House. These have been steps on my path to the Project I now find myself co-leading.
I have extensive experience arguing for the ecology in media. I have written for The Guardian, The Independent and The Ecologist and many other newspapers and websites. I have been on the Today programme several times, as well as a panellist on QuestionTime, on Newsnight, and on Good Morning Britain. I have also appeared as a frequent guest on Radio 4’s Free Thinking, BBC’s Politics Live, several shows on LBC Radio and various podcasts (click here to see examples). I give talks at many events in person and online throughout the year. If you would like me to appear at your event, please fill in this form.
I believe the Climate Majority Project is the way forward. I hope you will too. In fact, I bet you ARE part of the emerging climate majority…