24th August, 2022
Jessica Townsend shares her 'life raft' – an example of a contemplative community coming together amid tumultuous times to engage with activism and climate breakdown.
only heard the bad news about the climate and biodiversity crisis in 2018 when she was researching a novel set in 2030. She immediately became an activist with XR starting a podcast which ran for 40 episodes interviewing luminaries such as Margaret Atwood, Christiana Figureres, Kate Raworth, Amitav Ghosh and Jonathan Franzen. She co-founded Writers Rebel in 2019 and Steve Baker Watch in 2020. Much of her work has focussed on denialism and delayism. She considers it a badge of honour to have been deemed ‘an ecomoron’ by The Daily Mail.