Testimonials: What other scientists, political voices and readers are saying about this guide - Extinction Rebellion UK

Testimonials: What other scientists, political voices and readers are saying about this guide

A fantastic communication summary of the science of climate/ecological crises. This document represents more than a year of careful work by one of the UK’s most talented and dedicated science communicators, with the support of some of its most eminent climate scientists. It should be of immense help to journalists, educators and anyone who cares about human life on earth, but often has difficulty navigating the scientific knowledge. This is an immense step forward in creating an educated public on climate topics.

Professor Julia Steinberger, Professor of Social Ecology and Ecological Economics at the University of Lausanne and Lead Author of Working Group 3 of the IPCC 6th Assessment Report

Many people have asked me if there is a reliable book or resource that tells them all they need to know about the climate and ecological crisis in an easy to understand way. Now, I can say that there is, and what’s more, it’s not behind a paywall! Scientists have for decades warned us of climate change and ecological breakdown in scholarly journals. Now those many warnings are integrated and brought to life in this excellent book. A must-read for anyone who wants to understand why we must act NOW.

@ScienceWarning, Dr Alison Green, Executive Director of Scientists Warning, Psychologist and former Pro Vice-Chancellor of Arden University

Dr Grossman’s report is an outstanding summary of the evidence for the current and future impact of anthropogenic climate change on our planet and civilisation. It provides a clear explanation of changing climate processes and effects for anyone seeking a better personal understanding or needing summary material for sharing with others. Many text links take you quickly into detailed and original studies if you need them. This report left me feeling that the scientific community has generated more than enough evidence of the problem, and needs to turn now to generating more evidence for the solutions. But first, we need to reach many more people on climate change, and this report is an invaluable tool for that task.

Professor Jeff Waage OBE, London School of Hygiene and Tropical Medicine, University of London

This is a powerful statement on the need for action, rigorously referenced and compellingly told.

@rpancost, Professor Rich Pancost, Head of the School of Earth Sciences at the University of Bristol, on Twitter

This is a brilliantly written planet polemic, I shared it with friends who aren’t rebels and they are now conscious climate change fighters as a result of reading it!

@lucierussell12, Lucie Russell, CEO of StreetDoctors charity and co-founder of The Big Issue, on Twitter

I’ve been asked how well this [new book] represents current science. It correctly says emissions from current worldwide policies could lead to 4C global warming this century, with potentially dire consequences. Yes, I do find it frightening. But it’s still avoidable if emissions reduce soon.

@richardabetts, Professor Richard Betts MBE , Chair of Climate Impacts at the University of Exeter and Head of Climate Impacts at the Met Office Hadley Centre, on Twitter

Dear School Teachers. Here is the *ultimate guide* on the Climate and Ecological Emergency. Get informed / share the facts / use the terminology.

@geography_paul, Radical Geographer and Social and Environmental Activist, on Twitter

This is a very extensive, extremely well researched Google Document with pretty much everything you need to know about the climate emergency, covering very basic questions, effects, tipping points, and required actions.

Dense Discovery newsletter

[This] primer on the climate and ecological emergencies is really, really important reading.

@KetanJ0, Ketan Joshi, Climate and clean tech author and analyst, on Twitter

An amazing document! – a clear, accessible and peer-reviewed overview of the science of the planetary emergency.

Dr Charlie Gardner, Lecturer in Conservation Science at the Durrell Institute of Conservation and Ecology at the University of Kent

Fantastic work, I will be sharing this doc with everyone I know. Thank you for all you’ve done, this has been badly needed and i think it has the best chance of bringing everyday people on board with the severity of the crisis.

@Al3xB83, Alex Berry, software developer, on Twitter

This is horrific, but critically important reading. It’s long, I’ve only skimmed. But that was enough for me to know that every human should *at least* skim through this.

@watchvidoesoul, London based freelance lighting cameraman, on Twitter

School textbooks for science and geography misrepresent, and lie about, the climate and ecological crisis. Luckily instead you can use this comprehensive, rigorously referenced and highly accessible document.

@XREducators on Twitter

I’ve been teaching a class on the Anthropocene since 2015 at Central Connecticut State University and haven’t found a comprehensive treatment on climate / environmental change until today. I’ve had to write my own material for my class and website, so your new paper is a wonderful addition.

Gary A. Gomby, Geological Sciences, Central Connecticut State University
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