Rapidly Closing Windows of Opportunity: the IPCC report

It’s entirely by chance that Wanstead Climate Action is holding a public meeting about the climate crisis on the day that the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change releases the final report in its Sixth Assessment Cycle. We could almost guess the broad conclusions though: Are things bad and getting worse? Yes. Are governments doing anythingContinue reading “Rapidly Closing Windows of Opportunity: the IPCC report”

COP26 “Nothing to Lose”

“For the activist, the legal ramifications of their actions are no longer proportional to the dire consequences of failure. Such is the importance of decarbonization.” The reasons why climate activists become active get lost. Wanstead Climate Action’s reasons to travel to Glasgow and protest at COP26 are multiple and self-evident. While the last 18 monthsContinue reading “COP26 “Nothing to Lose””


At midday Kathy is at the JP Morgan building, the rest of the Wanstead Activists have joined up with the crowd of protesters marching up Waterloo St and she watches as they come towards her. The fanfare is preceded by heart-beating drums and the shrill call of the lead drummer’s whistle. The ever present hi-viz-wearingContinue reading “COP26 or COP-OUT”