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Rupert Read: The Climate Majority Project

June 6 - 6:30 pm - 8:00 pm

Free

Please join us on Thursday 6th of June to discuss The Climate Majority Project — the latest book from academic, Green Party campaigner, former spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion and current director of The Climate Majority,  Rupert Read.

If climate action remains marginal at this late hour, it will fail. The rapid, system-level change that we need to escape catastrophe will take unprecedented public mobilisation. A ‘silent majority’ of citizens is now concerned about human-made climate change — and as ever more people wake up to the crisis and ask ‘What can I do?’, the climate movement must answer them without insisting on conformity.

In The Climate Majority Project: Setting the Stage for a Mainstream, Urgent Climate Movement, Read (along with co-editors Liam Kavanagh and Rosie Bell) discusses how — in dismay at the inaction of governments on climate — emerging citizen groups are showing how people can use their real power and authentic voice to drive change. In the workplace, in politics and in local communities people are stepping forward both to demand transformation and to make it happen. At the same time, they’re regenerating community and directing the wasted energy of us-and-them polarisation back towards solidarity and resilience. This wave will grow if concerned individuals recognise that they’re part of a climate majority: a formidable collective force for change.

Rupert will deliver a talk on the themes of The Climate Majority before taking part in a Q&A with the audience, and signing copies of the book.

Rupert Read is the author of several books on climate breakdown and a former spokesperson for Extinction Rebellion. He recently stepped down as associate professor of philosophy at the University of East Anglia to become full-time co-director of the Climate Majority Project. In June 2018, Read triggered a BBC policy shift by publicly refusing to debate with a climate change denier.

Rupert Read: The Climate Majority Project
Thursday 6th June
The Book Hive, Norwich
6:30pm doors for a 7pm start
FREE (suggested donation £2 to cover wine)

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Date:
June 6
Time:
6:30 pm - 8:00 pm
Cost:
Free
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The Book Hive
Phone
01603 219268

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The Book Hive (Norwich)
53 London Street
Norwich, NR2 1HL United Kingdom
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