In 2019 the climate movement experienced a wave of energy and success, centred around school strikes and Extinction Rebellion. But three years later, as crises loom larger still, that impetus has waned. Sam Knights reflects on the journey and state of the movement.
Sam is a writer and actor based in London. He recently appeared in Jojo Rabbit, directed by Taika Waititi, and The French Dispatch, directed by Wes Anderson. He also has roles in upcoming Netflix, Apple TV, and Disney projects. Sam is writing a couple of comedy-drama projects for television and previously wrote Extinction, a short film starring Emma Thompson. Sam wants to create work that creates change. He is particularly interested in issues of climate and ecological justice, and has written articles for Jacobin, Tribune, Novara Media, Huffington Post, and other publications. He also edited This Is Not A Drill, published by Penguin Books in 2019. Sam continues to campaign for social, economic, and climate justice. He supports movements for radical collective liberation and system change.