Rupert Read addresses UEA’s new students, with a shock message

Rupert Read addresses UEA’s new students, with a shock message

Dr Rupert Read, Reader in Philosophy, gives a talk addressing arriving 1st Year Students at the University of East Anglia. He gives a stark warning about the future of the environment and argues that they should be ‘very angry with the current generation’ because of short-term, reckless policies.

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9 thoughts on “Rupert Read addresses UEA’s new students, with a shock message

  1. Brilliant Rupert! Everyone should google the superb documentary shown on Sunday 23 April (channel 4) and repeated on Tues 25 April on Ch4seven at 7.00pm:

    Man-Made Planet: Earth from Space – a comparison of life on Earth in its many guises and beauty seen by astronauts from space : they cover deserts, polar regions, forests, seas, mega-cities …. seeing what it looked like about 10 years ago and now!
    For one thing it looks dark in the past and now its lit up like a Christmas decoration…the megacities have ballooned ….one village Shenchen has grown to 11 million. Its where 1/4 of world smart phones at and the biggest drone co. resides!!! The aerial patterns spoke 100words. We must publicize this film (!!
    Anne Filgate Green County Council candidate for the enormous rural South Smallburgh division. (13 parishes).
    Can anyone offers a a couple of hours or so to help leaflet my division!

  2. I’ve been led here via google following a tweet from Rupert Read about his refusal to debate with climate deniers on BBC radio. I have noted in a comment to my article that his impressive campaign to deny people like me the right to express ourselves, and the support he has received from the BBC, the Guardian, and academics like Mark Maslin of UCL, suggests that he may well succeed. I note in a comment to my article a logical implication of this campaign.

    Rupert’s statement to first year students that the actions of my generation is directly responsible for cutting their young lives short is not supported by any rational scientific argument. Is he willing to outline why he believes that “the future, well within your lifetimes, is going to be unrecognisable, and unrecognisably worse”?

    Would he be willing to engage in a debate at our sceptical website cliscep.com?

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