Remembering Philip Sutton

Philip Sutton has recently died at the age of 71. We extend our condolences to his family and loved ones. 

Philip was a pioneering climate activist and the co-author of Climate Code Red: the case for emergency action, the book that coined the term ‘climate emergency’. The 2008 book is a meticulously documented call-to-action revealing extensive scientific evidence that the climate crisis was almost at the point of no return.

Obituary: Sutton’s 2008 book Climate Code Red was a prescient warning of the need for more urgent and immediate action on global heating

Climate Code Red

This meticulously documented call-to-action reveals extensive scientific evidence that the global warming crisis is far worse than officially indicated — and that we’re almost at the point of no return.

Serious climate-change impacts are already happening: large ice-sheets are disintegrating, sea-level rises will reach 5 metres this century, and we are seeing devastating species loss.

It is no longer a case of how much more we can ‘safely’ emit, but whether we can stop emissions and produce a deliberate cooling before the Earth’s climate system reaches a point beyond any hope of human…

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