If 2021 has taught us anything, it’s that time is up for business as usual.
There are many ways to have a ‘greener’ more ‘eco-friendly’ and ‘sustainable’ Christmas although most of them still rely on some level of consumption but what if you want to go further still? Rupert Read has some thoughts.
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
"Imagine electoral politics not just affected by the agenda-shifting caused by the radical flank, but materially-altered by the presence inside it of a growing ‘moderate’ flank." Rupert Read and Laura Baldwin explore the need for a ‘moderate flank’ in climate activism, as exemplified by the Greens Climate Activist Network (GreensCAN).