David Lambert

David Lambert is an historian who was previously deeply involved with XR and was one of six activists acquitted by a jury of criminal damage at Shell’s London HQ in April 2019.


‘Hopeless’: some questions about hope and modernity

We act not because we are certain that A will produce B; but because we know that A is an act of love and that acting with love will have positive effects even if we are not certain how. That is the hope we need to hold on to and nurture.

February 27, 2024

XR demo

The Uncertain Activist: more thoughts on uncertainty

I have taken to heart the insight that possibly, the way we respond to the crisis is part of the crisis; that we see this thing we call ‘the climate’ through a window whose frame is itself the product of our toxic culture.

May 2, 2022