Paul Kingsnorth

Paul Kingsnorth’s first novel, The Wake, was longlisted for this year’s Man Booker Prize. His previous books include One No, Many Yeses, about the anti-globalisation movement.

The Four Degrees: Climate Change

Paul Kingsnorth, 23 October 2014

It was​ at the 1992 Earth Summit in Rio de Janeiro that governments first agreed to do something about climate change. The UN Framework Convention on Climate Change, agreed at the summit, committed the wealthiest nations to reducing their emissions of carbon dioxide and other ‘greenhouse gases’. But the treaty wasn’t binding, so nothing changed and emissions continued to...

If Such a Thing Exists: Paul Kingsnorth

Nick Richardson, 11 August 2016

In​ 2011 Paul Kingsnorth announced his withdrawal from the environmental movement after twenty years of activism. Environmentalists, he complained in a long article published in Orion magazine,...

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