The Climate Majority Project:
Setting the stage for a mainstream, urgent climate movement
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 mobilization. A 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?’ they need a climate movement that welcomes them unconditionally.
Written as the early story of the CMP was itself unfolding, The Climate Majority Project explores the thinking behind this urgent initiative, and introduces its theory of change. This collaborative anthology also features guest chapters from change-makers and organizers of citizen climate action in the UK; the people on the ground already making this vital work happen.
Edited by Rupert Read, Liam Kavanagh and Rosie Bell
With a foreword by Lord Deben (former chair of the UK’s Climate Change Committee) and contributions from Helena Farstad, Chamkaur Ghag, Anthea Lawson, Marc Lopatin, Joel Scott-Halkes, Jessica Townsend, Joolz Thompson, Ben McCallen, Bel Jacobs, Carolyn Dare, Anna Hyde and Ruth Allen.
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, in business and local communities, people are stepping forward both to demand transformation and to make it happen. This wave will grow if concerned individuals recognize that they’re part of a climate majority: a formidable collective force for change.
All proceeds from the sale of this book will support work by the Climate Majority Project to catalyse urgent citizen climate action.