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Simon Whalley

Simon Whalley

Simon Whalley is an educator in Japan, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion Japan and the author of the upcoming book, Dear Indy: A Heartfelt Plea From a Climate Anxious Father.

Articles by this author

 

A Carbon Tax Will Only Go So Far

"There is a lot of talk about zero-carbon-2050 but no real plan of how to get there. A Global Carbon Allowance Trading System offers a road map that involves us all."

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Conflict and Climate Change: Is This the New Normal?

Sadly, what Putin is doing in Ukraine is nothing compared to what he and our other leaders are doing to our planet.

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Meat-Eating and Subsidizing Our Way Towards Extinction

If it isn't direct or indirect subsidies then the checkoff program will get you devouring animal products, however cruel their production is or how bad they are for your health or the planet's.

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It’s Time for a Global Billionaire and Millionaire Wealth Tax to Save Our Living Planet

The next time you hear someone say it is impossible to solve the climate and biodiversity crises, let them know that the only thing impossible is governments actually acting without massive grassroots pressure.

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The Biggest Threat in 'Don't Look Up' Are the Capitalists on Earth

We don't need piecemeal change; we need a systematic transformation of our societies. What that looks like and how fast we get there should be up to us, not profiteering billionaires who have a Plan B to terraform a distant planet on the backburner.

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Why Carbon Capture Really and Truly Sucks

Too many people can't see the forest for the trees on this mythical, industry-friendly technology.

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This Is How Amazon Is Fueling the Climate Crisis

It's easy to see how Amazon is able to provide its products so cheaply and undercut its brick-and-mortar competitors when it doesn't need to play by the same rules.

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What if Eating Animals Was the Main Cause of the Climate and Biodiversity Crises?

The inconvenient truth for our species is that we need to adopt vegan lifestyles as a matter of urgency.

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