The Verb | Futures Verb
Ian McMillan presents the first in a series of Verb visits to the future, asking whether we need new words, new plots and new genres to help us think about it creatively. The BBC has signed up to a climate pledge which presents an exciting opportunity for new writing (it is pledging to make sure its visions of the future aren’t simply dystopian ones, to recognise other visions, fair and balanced ones, sustainable and informed by the science ). To explore this opportunity we are first joined by the ecological philosopher and green activist Rupert Read to discuss ‘thrutopianism’, and by the writer and artist Alistair Gentry who has brought…
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.
Time’s up! Green surge in the East alarms the old parties
A Green activist savours the party’s recent electoral success, looks at some reasons for it, and looks forward to the next general election.
Time to access our superpower
In the wake of 4 May’s breakthrough Council results, truthfulness from us on the mismatch with incipient climate breakdown will be more powerful than ever. Rupert Read from GreensCAN explores.
The Former Extinction Rebellion Campaigners Rallying A Climate Majority
Governments show time and again they won’t deliver adequate climate solutions of their own accord. If the world is ever going to get serious on climate, it will be because a mass movement of citizen action insists on it.
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.