Category: Climate

  • ‘The Right of Juries’

    ‘The Right of Juries’

    15th May 2023. Outside Inner London Crown Court. This doesn’t look dramatic, but Dr Juliette Brown, a 52-year-old consultant Psychiatrist, seen here, is risking arrest and imprisonment for contempt of court. Before sitting silently on the side of the pavement for an hour she said: “We’re ordinary people, worried about our safety, security, health, the […]

  • No Step

    No Step

    I last flew in 2019, a night flight from LA to London. While the passengers slept or dozed in front of in-flight movies, I slid a window blind up and peered out. A few metres from my face, two huge jet engines were hammering out burning hot CO2, Nitrous Oxide and a cocktail of other […]

  • Extinction Rebellion April 2022

    Extinction Rebellion April 2022

    “Climate activists are sometimes portrayed as dangerous radicals. The truly dangerous radicals are the countries that are increasing production of fossil fuels. Investing in new fossil fuel infrastructure is moral and economic madness.” UN Secretary-General Antonio Guterres, April 4, 2022

  • Stranded Assets

    Stranded Assets

    Since the signing of the Paris Climate Agreement in 2015, HSBC has poured over $110bn into fossil fuel firms and projects. Valuations of fossil fuel companies include the oil, gas & coal resources they’ve claimed for future exploitation. To comply with the Paris Agreement, most of these must stay in the ground; Mark Carney (former […]

  • Stop

    Stop

    From 21st December 2020 to 29th March 2021, London came under Tier 4 ‘Stay at Home’ Covid restrictions. We were only allowed out for work or exercise. Non-essential shops and social spaces closed, although ‘one person [was] permitted to meet with one other person in an outside public space’. Our horizons narrowed, and time felt […]

  • Burners

    Burners

    So why is it that so many carbon footprint calculators claim to be able to offset my 6.9 ton return flight, by persuading Atoc to further reduce her already minuscule footprint? And charge me a pittance to do so. Apart from this being bizarre and arrogant, something doesn’t add up here. Mike Berners Lee agrees:”Offsetting’ […]

  • Time

    Time

    An excellent double edition of Time Magazine, given over to the climate crisis, features a photo of mine from London Fashion Week 2019. You can read the ‘One Last Chance’ edition here: https://time.com/5864702/extinction-rebellion-climate-activism/

  • Climate in February

    Climate in February

    8th Feb. ‘BP Must Fall’ protest at the British Museum. BP sponsored the Troy exhibition at the BM. Protestors smuggled a trojan horse into the museum’s forecourt and held peaceful protest events around the museum. 15th Feb. London Fashion Week Extinction Rebellion staged protests outside a London Fashion Week venue in the Strand. The clothing […]

  • Hunger

    Hunger

    I’m full of admiration for Peter, Marko and Julian who spent 26 days on hunger strike outside Conservative Party HQ, in the run up to the election. They spent each day sitting in the cold outside the gates in support of XR’s three demands.

  • Creating a scene: XR Oct. 2019 Rising

    Creating a scene: XR Oct. 2019 Rising

    I’m working out how best to photograph Extinction Rebellion. A friend of mine tells me she does not support XR because their disruptions alienate people who need to be brought on side. So perhaps it’s best to back away from XRs photogenic performances to include the bystanders and their reactions. Much of the time this […]

  • Duck

    Duck

    Duck is a single screen 8.5 min, 16:9 ratio, film with stereo sound for gallery or cinema screening. The film emerges from our collaboration with Prof. Sofia Olhede at the UCL Big Data Institute. Duck premiered at the London Experimental Film Festival in Jan. 2019. Please contact us at crispinhughes@gmail.com if you wish to screen […]

  • Thames Tides at Crossness Pumping Station

    Thames Tides at Crossness Pumping Station

    Thames Tides is screening alongside the beam engines at the ethereal Crossness Engine House. The huge building combines ponderous machinery and delicate filigree work to astonishing effect. Its function was to pump London’s sewage up above the level of the Thames and release it on an outgoing tide. What better place to screen Thames Tides? Here […]