Tell Me Like I'm Ten

By Matthew Shribman

Climate, the way we should have been told it.

Sunday, 31 October 2021

COP26, Frogs & Soy

Did you know that there are more frogs on earth than there are grains of sand in the universe?

This is a lie.


However, something that is true is that one of the most effective ways to reduce the global demand for soy is to switch from eating chicken and pork to eating soy? This is one of the things I'll explain in the book. Thank you so much for supporting it - it means the world to have you all behind it.


I just arrived at COP26, and I'm quite anxious about what's coming next.

Unfortunately, COP is still not a gathering of leaders all looking to contribute to saving civilisation. It's still a gathering of leaders all trying to hold on to as much as they can.

Of course, I hope that they will agree do the blindingly obvious...

  • cancel all future fossil fuel projects and phase out existing ones
  • enshrine Ecocide as an international criminal law
  • transform farming so that it's fully regenerative and stops being a failing experiment in applied chemistry and industrialism
  • ban ocean trawling and severely limit fishing
  • classify plastic as toxic in the water globally
  • commit to properly police air, water and soil pollution
  • end the destruction of the last few wildernesses on Earth
  • consider equity in all of this so that the nations and people who've benefited the most from extraction also pay the most for regenerating and repairing the world

...however, I think that what's perhaps more likely is that a great "coalition of the willing" will emerge stronger than ever before.

It's my hope that this coalition will lead on driving the changes we need in the days, months and years to come, making the detractors appear ever more starkly for what they are: the adversaries of most of life on Earth.


Anyway, I'll be doing my best to spread knowledge, and to get people to consider the whole, instead of thinking in carbon tunnel vision!

My team and I will be running sessions for members of the House of Lords and also thousands of schools around the world. All of this will be helping me to bring together and refine ideas for the book.


Thanks again!

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