Introduced by Anita McNaught
Human society as we know it is coming to an end. The unfolding climate crisis will bring us global famines, mass human migration, devastating weather conditions, and in all likelihood, the breakdown of civilisation. This is becoming the consensus. This panel will discuss how we need to shift our attention to deal with this future. ‘Deep Adaptation’, a phrase coined by Professor Jem Bendell, takes climate-induced societal collapse as now unpreventable. This pragmatic view of what lies ahead proposes instead that resilience, relinquishment, and restoration, is what we need to focus on for the human race to survive.
Prof Rupert Read
Author of This Civilisation is Finished, Reader of Philosophy at the University of East Anglia, Green Party Campaigner chair of the ecological think-tank, Greenhouse and spokesperson of Extinction Rebellion.
Marc has worked closely with Prof Jem Bendell co-authoring articles for the Huffington Post. Marc is also a former communications consultant for UN Environment and Royal Dutch Shell and journalist for papers such as the Guardian and the Independent.
Roger is one of the founders of the most talked about direct action groups of the 21st century, Extinction Rebellion.