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‘A very funny, important and only moderately terrifying clarion call of a book’ – Adam Kay

‘HOT MESS provides loads of laughs about “the climate situation” and will position you at the right point between fear and determination’ Mark Watson

‘Hilarious, informative and worrying in equal measure. And that’s just the bits about having a baby’ – Josie Long


Dr Matt Winning is a stand-up comedian and environmental economist with a PhD in climate change policy, which means he’s the sort of doctor who will rush to your side if you fall ill on a plane, but only to berate you for flying.

We are currently facing a global climate emergency. Why does the end of the world need to be so depressing?

HOT MESS lightens the mood and enlightens readers on climate change.

It answers questions like ‘Are We Screwed?’ and ‘What Can I Do About It?’ and explains why we’re playing the world’s worst Choose Your Own Adventure.

Find out why we are fighting to save proper big chips, and how to solve climate change we need actual snakes on a plane and a new reality show Keeping Up With the Kardashians’ Plans for Loft Insulation.

For fans of Randall Munro’s WHAT IF? Matt Parker’s HUMBLE PI and anyone looking for practical tips on how to stop the end of the world!


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Available in hardback, eBook and audiobook.


USA release is 19th April 2022.

Dutch release 10th May 2022.

UK paperback release is June 2022

Matt is available for book festivals, talks and events.