Mass readings of the 2018 IPCC Report on Global Warming of 1.5 Degrees
In August 2019 we staged a mass reading of the most important report on Climate change ever released at the CO2ntainer, Greenside@Infirmary Street as part of the Edinburgh Festival Fringe 2019.
More than 140 politicians, activists, members of the public joined us to bear witness to, discuss and share this incredibly complex and important document. We had little idea the impact the reading would have on our audience or on our readers. We have added our report on the event to this website.
In September we staged a second reading at the Scottish Parliament to mark the passage of the Scottish Governments Climate Bill.
We are sharing our resources to stage further readings at arts festivals, parliaments and protests in the UK and abroad to try to ensure that the message of this report is carried as widely as possible. In 2020 we will be supporting readings in Australia, Canada, the U.S.A, New Zealand and the U.K. If you want to stage a reading contact us here
The report states that ‘Embedded in the goal of limiting warming to 1.5 degrees is the opportunity for intentional societal transformation.'(1.4.3)
Our aim now is to encourage as many people as possible to engage in this mission of societal transformation through the democratisation of this report and to ask decision and policy makers
‘We have read the science. Have you?’