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Water Is Life | TRT World
“…it’s yet another reason why the world really needs to pay attention…” I was on tv talking about the world’s climate-driven water crisis.
Kairos Club – Wittgenstein, Co-freedom & The Politics of Ecology
In this talk, philosopher, Rupert Read, environmental movement strategist and author of ‘Wittgenstein’s Liberatory Philosophy’, argued that Wittgenstein is above all a philosopher of freedom - but that he sees freedom as utterly inextricable from our being together. Freedom is co-freedom, co-liberation.
Why to encircle a tree with your arms? | Million Tree Pledge
I was invited to be guest speaker at the Million Tree Pledge’s Netwalk and Lunch in Brighton.
Turning Climate Concern into Serious Action
Keynote speech from the Sevenoaks Climate Fair on April 29th, 2023.
What is the Climate Majority Project? | Sky News
"The knowledge of how bad the crisis is, is no longer confined to a small minority... I think what a lot of people want is to be shown how to take action that is actually effective in starting to change things on the ground, more positive action."
Tufton Street Speech as part of The Big One protests in London
“I want to talk to you for a few minutes about climate denial and the struggle against it …” My full speech outside the UK climate denial HQ in Tufton Street on April 21st, where I was reunited with fellow members of the Tufton Three.
Rupert Read and Indigo Rumbelow discuss disruptive protest | Newsnight
We need to have a mass moderate flank to the environmental movement, far bigger than the exciting innovations we saw with the School Strikers and Extinction Rebellion.
The Horrible Wonderful Truth About Climate – The Salter Lecture, Quaker Yearly Meeting 2023
I was honoured to be asked to give the annual Salter Lecture at the Quaker Yearly Meeting on April 21st, which coincided with the start of The Big One in London.
Jen Newall & Rupert Read Discuss the 6th IPCC Synthesis Report | Climate Majority Project
I was asked to do an Instagram Live with Jen Newall following the publication of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change (IPCC) Synthesis Report.
Introducing The Climate Majority Project
We need to have a mass moderate flank to the environmental movement, far bigger than the exciting innovations we saw with the School Strikers and Extinction Rebellion. How will this be done? http://ClimateMajorityProject.Earth/ The good news is that patience with our institutions is at an all time low, and people are hungry for new voices. Greta‘s voice echoed much farther than it could have previously because ears were waiting for it, and XR has broken the taboo on blunt climate truth-telling. Many who’ve long suspected that serious action will come only after the possibility of environmental disaster becomes too obvious to be ignored are poised on the sidelines.