Activist Profiles – David Spratt and Philip Sutton

Authored by: Hans Baer

Routledge Handbook of the Climate Change Movement

Print publication date:  December  2013
Online publication date:  January  2014

Print ISBN: 9780415839259
eBook ISBN: 9780203773536
Adobe ISBN: 9781135038878

10.4324/9780203773536.ch21

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Abstract

David Spratt and Philip Sutton (2008a, 2008b) propelled themselves into prominence in the Australian climate movement by releasing Climate Code Red, a monograph initially in loose spiral binding by Friends of the Earth Australia in 2008 with the subtitle ‘The Case for a Sustainability Emergency’ later republished in an expanded book by Scribe Publishing in Melbourne with the subtitle ‘The Case for Emergency Action.’ Spratt and Sutton are organic intellectuals, not university academics, and were major figures in the grassroots climate movement before Climate Code Red and have become even more significant since the publication of the book.

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