After a chaotic start to COP26, Professor Rupert Read from the University of East Anglia reports on events in Glasgow.
There were many worthy candidates for this year’s prize, including the winners, but unless we prize climate truth, climate justice and climate action sufficiently, everything else, including all other worthy causes, will be swept away.
Rupert Read is a professor of the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, and the author of several books. In this article he argues that our political leaders can’t be relied upon to deliver at COP26, and inevitably change will be up to the people.
Prof Rupert Read from the University of East Anglia will attend the 26th climate ‘COP’ in Glasgow knowing it’s almost certain to fail us but hopeful that its failure will provide something even more necessary - a massive wakeup call for humanity.
Rupert Read reflects on Insulate Britain’s M25 protests, encouraging the group to shift towards a more positive strategy in order to gain public support.
If humanity is to escape unmitigated catastrophe, mass climate action is needed. Our power lies in our shared values