On climate, we may like to think that there is a 100% contrast between a righteous ‘us’ on the one hand and the corrupt/failed/denialistic political and media class on the other. But this is actually very misleading, self-exculpatory in a dangerous way. The truth is that only now are even a minority of scientists and activists actually beginning to fully face up to built-in failure of the CoP system, the true extent of climate breakdown, the likelihood consequently of civilisational collapse, the imperative to transformatively adapt, and the increasing irrelevance of outsourcing-demands upon the existing system to change. In this talk, Prof. Rupert Read will speak about how we are still mostly not being told — nor daring to tell ourselves — the full story on climate breakdown and its consequences. He will explain how that whole truth, from which we sometimes shy away, is in fact our salvation: only facing it, in all its danger, can unleash the full power of our grief, our anger — and our love. He will urge those who are the gatekeepers to this truth, including climate scientists, to come fully clean – and suggest to the audience ways in which they can facilitate this epochal process. Rupert Read is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia in Norwich, UK, former spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion and co-founder of the Green Activists Network, GreensCAN. His latest book, Why Climate Breakdown Matters, is out now. A Cooperation of Helle Panke, Brave New Europe, Rosa-Luxemburg-Stiftung and Oxi.
Daphne Caruana Galizia was Malta’s pre-eminent investigative journalist. She exposed corruption at the highest levels of politics and business in the country until, in October 2017, she was murdered by a car bomb. Since her […]
The “Trickle Down Effect Theory” is one of the great neo-liberal scams. It says that the more money the government gives the rich, the more all of us will earn. Why then are we confronted […]
There is a magic money tree! Governments need neither tax nor borrow to spend. They can create money – and lots of it. £435 billion was created for quantitative easing in Britain. Listen here