Available July 15th, 2022

“This book is a must read for all conscious humans.” – Sailesh Rao

“This book is poignant.” – Rupert Read

“Get this “Dear Indy” book, read it carefully and share it with everyone you know.” – J. Morris Hicks

About the Author

Simon Whalley is a forty-four-year-old husband and father to an eleven-year-old son. He is originally from Wales but has spent the past twenty years in Asia where he has bought and sold Vespas, worked in the Vietnamese shipping industry, and taught English at every level from kindergarten to university in Vietnam, Taiwan and Japan. He has a masters degree in teaching English to Students of Other Languages (TESOL) and currently teaches English at an International Baccalaureate (IB) School on an island in the Seto Sea, Japan. Here, with his wife and son, he looks after a former mandarin farm which is being turned into an organic food forest. He was a co-founder of Extinction Rebellion Japan, the websites and, a contributing author to, and the upcoming Carbon Almanac.


"If animals and poor humans wanted to indict industrial society for its crimes against them, they would do well to absorb Simon Whalley’s well-researched book, “Dear Indy, A Father’s Plea for Climate Action,” to draw up the charge sheet. Whalley’s blow-by-blow account of our destruction and pollution of the life-support systems of the planet and the exploitation of the poor is cringe-worthy, considering that those in the scientific and journalistic professions who helped document these criminal activities were largely impotent to do anything about them. With letters to his 11-year old son, Indy, interspersed throughout, this book is a must read for all conscious humans."
Dr. Sailesh Rao
Author, Founder, and Executive Director of Climate Healers
“This book is poignant. The letters from father to child, beginning “Dear Indy”, that punctuate the text, bring tears to the eyes at times. When parents are willing to face what is being bequeathed to their children, everything can change. Simon Whalley is trying to model this vital process.”
Prof. Rupert Read
"Thankfully for the world’s eight billion humans, Simon Whalley has pulled together a virtual encyclopedic guide to steps we must take to save our species. And he backs it all up with with over 800 references. For all the innocent children of the world, including Whalley’s young son — get this “Dear Indy" book, read it carefully and share it with everyone you know.”
J. Morris Hicks
engineer. writer. big picture guy.
"Dear Indy, a Father's Plea for Climate Action is a comprehensive examination of the history of climate science, the daunting challenge of our present climate emergency, and the only sane solutions. It's also a personal book, a father's urgent cry to save the future for his child."

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