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London event: Confronting the climate crisis

Green House will host journalist Zoe Williams, climate scientist Kevin Anderson and Profressor Rupert Read at this central London event on the evening of Wednesday 23rd November.

Does this new situation offer a moment of confluence and the chance of for a major transformative re-set?

Green House will host journalist Zoe Williams, climate scientist Kevin Anderson and Profressor Rupert Read at this central London event on the evening of Wednesday 23rd November.

The event will focus on Rupert Read's idea of the 'moderate flank', based on his experience with Extinction Rebellion. Although unsuccessful in its declared aim of mobilising enough of the civil population to force radical action on government, Rupert will argue it has been successful in shifting the terrain of debate – the so-called ‘Overton window’. It has brought assumptions into the mainstream which would have been unacceptably radical only a few years ago: that there really is a climate emergency, that the science really is unchallengeable (except by vested interests), and that net zero really must be on the policy agenda for some not impossibly future date.

Can we now envisage a diverse, mainstream and even perhaps a mass movement of climate activism and climate action?

Speakers:

Discussants:

  • Kevin Anderson, climate scientist, author and activist
  • Molly Scott-Cato, Green Party former MEP and Green House Advisory Group member

Event Chair:

  • Zoe Williams, Guardian columnist

Registration details to follow.