Climate and Consciousness: Jonathan Rowson reviews Riders on The Storm by Alastair McIntosh

Perspectiva
Jan 15th, 2021



A stream of consciousness review by Jonathan Rowson on a new book by Alastair McIntosh called ‘Riders on the Storm: The Climate Crisis and the Survival of Being‘ by Birlinn Press (2020).

 

 

Jonathan Rowson is co-founder and Director of Perspectiva. He was previously Director of the Social Brain Centre at the RSA, and is an applied philosopher with degrees from Oxford, Harvard and Bristol Universities. In a former life he was a chess Grandmaster and British Champion. His book, The Moves that Matter – A Grandmaster on the Game of Life was published by Bloomsbury in 2019. You can find Jonathan on Twitter.

Alastair McIntosh has been described by BBC TV as ‘one of the world’s leading environmental campaigners’. His most recent major work is Poacher’s Pilgrimage: an Island Journey (Birlinn 2016, Cascade (USA) 2018). He is a fellow of the School of Divinity at the University of Edinburgh and a visiting professor at the College of Social Sciences, University of Glasgow. You can follow Alastair on Twitter here and find his website here.


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