Rupert Read

Rupert Read is an Emeritus Professor at the University of East Anglia and Co-Director of the Climate Majority Project. (

Flooding in Shrewsbury

Labour’s Manifesto: an initial analysis of the presumptive next U.K. Government’s stance on…resilience…

I’ve had a quick read of Labour’s manifesto, so you don’t have to. It is immeasurably weaker than the Greens’ on climate, nature, etc. It is of course superior to the Conservatives’ actually climate-wrecking promises. But that is an incredibly low bar.

June 14, 2024

Mangrove planting

Both/and?: The Climate Majority Project and the Radical Flank

When we adapt transformatively to the climate damage that is HERE and the significantly worse climate damage that is coming, and when we do so in a manner that is inviting rather than alienating, then we make this horrific crisis real to people in a manner that merely ‘raising the alarm’ can no longer do…

May 16, 2024

Flooded New Orleans

Ending the beginning?: ‘The end we start from’ brings the climate fightback alive

Will we wait until after our great cities have flooded, before we start taking adequate action? We cannot go on like this. Beginning from this end of normalcy, we badly need to choose a new future together. To make it real in our lives.

January 22, 2024


End CoP: Aren’t we all fed up with this annual vapid self-congratulatory farce?

The real danger of the way CoP28 ended with a ‘positive’ outcome is that it makes it seem as if something has been achieved. Whereas all that has been achieved, after 28 years, is a toothless statement of the obvious: that we need to transition away from fossil fuels.

December 13, 2023

Young sprout makes the way through asphalt on city road (2009)

This hopeless COP is the most hopeful in years

Now it’s so obvious that the system is failing, progress is finally possible.

November 30, 2023

XR Declaration of Rebellion

Rupert Read – Look back in pride and anger: Five years on from the launch of XR

Because great change is coming. The only question is: will it finally be inspired and initiated by us? Or will we let it be brutally imposed upon us by the power of a cruelly disrupted nature (not to mention, by the often-cruel powers that be)?

October 30, 2023

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