Rupert Read

Rupert Read is an Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, an author, blogger, and  a climate and environmental campaigner. He is a former spokesperson and strategist for Extinction Rebellion, and author of PARENTS FOR A FUTURE. His bookWhy climate breakdown mattersis now out, with Bloomsbury Press; and he Co-Directs the Moderate Flank Incubator.

The XR Big One event 2023

The Former Extinction Rebellion Campaigners Rallying A Climate Majority

Above all then, we seek to connect people with offers to participate and take action; channelling the undercurrent of citizen energy we believe is already forming tomorrow’s climate majority.

May 12, 2023

COP 15 Biodiversity Conference

Biodiversity: Targets and lies

Target-setting is very different from implementation and achievement. Voluntary agreements are very different from ones which are legally binding and enforced.

December 20, 2022

solar system

Earth vs. Futurism

Longtermism is a lullaby sung to the tune of tired fantasies of human exceptionalism. It is anaesthesia for the age of consequences. 

November 29, 2022


Do You Want to Know the Truth?

Do you really want to know the truth; are you really willing to let it in, to be changed by it? My hope is to demonstrate that the answer must, simply must, be: Yes.

November 15, 2022

white swans

Is Climate Breakdown a White Swan?

So, gaze into the eyes of the White Swan; and act like you have never have before.

October 31, 2022

Davos, Switzerland

The failed ideology of Davos

The bottom-line is that SDG 8, requiring the pursuit of ‘economic growth’,  actually undermines all the other SDGs. Growth is not a good thing. It is not necessary. And it will soon in any case be ending.

May 24, 2022

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