Jul 10, 2020
Extinction Rebellion is a global environmental movement that uses civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, as well as social and ecological collapse. Kerith Creo a member of Extinction Rebellion (XR for short) sits down to chat with Lydia and Tim about the ecological crisis our planet is facing.
Extinction Rebellion was established in the United Kingdom in 2018, with close to one hundred academics signing a call to action. Shortly thereafter, the movement spread to the United States. Citing inspiration from grassroots movements such as Occupy, the suffragettes, and the civil rights movement, Extinction Rebellion wants to rally support worldwide around a common sense of urgency to tackle climate breakdown, and do all they can to prevent another mass extinction.