If you believe something, but you are not willing to do something about it, you have to question: do you really believe it?
In 2019 I was in the lab, working, and on the news was Extinction Rebellion shutting down the bridges in London. And I was wondering: why am I not there? After the pandemic I went to a protest outside The Science Museum. There was no media coverage, the public walked past uninterested, no government minister was going to change anything on the basis of it.
A couple of weeks later Insulate Britain kicked off. It looked like they could change things where other attempts had failed. I like that it had a very clear, specific demand: sort out housing for worse off people, rather than just going: “Hey! Can you do something about this climate change problem!”.
The world feels like a pyramid scheme: you have to keep finding more people to exploit. How long can it go on? A lot of problems in our society, and the environment, relate to exploitation one way or another. Anything we can do to tackle that exploitation is worth doing. It’s a way to live by your beliefs, in terms of doing something about them.Pete