Q&A with Sarah Bridle: Fixing Our Food SystemKatie Percival

Writers Rebel’s Katie Percival interviews Professor Sarah Bridle, a UK-based interdisciplinary researcher and writer concerned with what our food system is doing to climate change, and what we might need to do to fix it.   Katie Percival: Your background is as an astrophysicist, but in the last few years you’ve turned your attention to […]

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Does Throwing Food Help?Diana McCaulay

Diana McCaulay portrait by Jonathan Chambers

  Recently two women threw a can of soup onto the glass protecting Vincent Van Gogh’s Vase with Fifteen Sunflowers in London’s National Gallery, and then glued their palms to the wall. Watching the YouTube video, I’m struck by how young they are. Their hands shake as they apply the glue to their palms, and […]

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Monique Roffey’s Letter to Kathy Gyngell of the GWPF

12th September, 2022 Dear Kathy Gyngell, I’m a well-known novelist and co-founder of Writers Rebel and I’m writing to you because Steve Baker announced last week that he’d been given a role in Liz Truss’s new government as junior minister in the Northern Ireland office. A day later, he stepped down from his role as […]

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Sir Jonathon Porritt’s Letter to Jerome Booth of the GWPF

Sunday 2nd October   Dear Jerome Booth,   Forgive me contacting you out of the blue – but I was  just reading about your association with the Global Warming Policy Foundation (GWPF) in today’s Observer! That came as something of a surprise, I have to say, given the acumen you have brought to bear on […]

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In Case of Medical Climate Emergency, Break GlassAnouchka Grose

Photograph of Anouchka Grose, smiling.

COLLECTIVE ACTION OR COLLECTIVE SUICIDE   One of the many alarming aspects of this latest heatwave is that you can link it to the climate emergency without anyone trying to make you feel crazy. For the long-time eco-anxious amongst us, this is more than a little disconcerting. Having been treated like lunatics for decades, suddenly […]

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ColourlessRebecca Stonehill

  only that it’s becoming unmanageable; that much, only, do I know. And more than knowing –  I feel it, in the corals bleaching and leaching of colour, in the thud of trunks as they hit the floor of ancient forests, in the vapour trails that crisscross the skies like angry scars, in the face […]

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Dandelions on the CommonCraig Smith

  There are new dandelions on the Common. The spindly stalks of these coin-sized supernova can barely lift their heads from the ground, today being November and the season for dandelions long being over. One weekend, three years back, the boy and I questioned how the solar rays of dandelion petals switched modes to become […]

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Q&A with Maggie GeeSharon Eckman

Professor Maggie Gee speaks to Writers Rebel’s Sharon Eckman about her new book The Red Children, released today, and how it might inspire wider understanding and action around climate change. Read on for some extracts from the book.   SE: You said that you wanted to write an ‘upbeat, funny novel’ about climate change, which […]

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Q&A with Margaret AtwoodToby Litt

  This interview took place on Thursday 24th March 2022. The wonderful Margaret Atwood was in London for an event at the Royal Festival Hall, promoting Burning Questions, her new book of essays and occasional pieces. She spoke with Toby Litt, editor of the Writers Rebel website.   TL: Thank you for talking to us. […]

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Running out of timeAna Campos

  Bombs are falling on Kiev in a war whose outcome could bring unimaginable consequences. As if the environmental crisis were not dangerous enough for life on Earth, we must wonder: is humanity incapable of mastering its own demons?  We have been blessed with an amazing planet born 4.5 billion years ago; a small fireball […]

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