__Extinction Rebellion__ (abbreviated as __XR__) is a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse - wikipedia
Extinction Rebellion were established in the United Kingdom in May 2018, with about one hundred academics signing a call to action in support in October 2018. At the end of that month, XR was launched by Roger Hallam (activist) and Gail Bradbrook, along with other activists from the campaign group Rising Up! In November 2018, five bridges across the River Thames in London were blockaded as a protest. In April 2019, Extinction Rebellion occupied five prominent sites in central London: Piccadilly Circus, Oxford Street, Marble Arch, Waterloo Bridge, and the area around Parliament Square.
Citing inspiration from grassroots movements such as Occupy London, 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 the ongoing Holocene extinction. A number of activists in the movement accept arrest and imprisonment, similar to the mass arrest tactics of the Committee of 100 (United Kingdom) in 1961.
The movement uses a stylised, circled hourglass, known as the extinction symbol, to serve as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species. File:Extinction Rebellion, green placard (cropped).jpg]]
# See also
- Anthropocene - Citizen Science - Climate Clock - Doomsday Clock - Ende Gelände 2018 - Ende Gelände 2019 - Environmental direct action in the United Kingdom - Fossil fuel phase-out - Global catastrophic risk - Global Climate March - Individual and political action on climate change - Low-carbon economy - Overshoot (population) - Peak oil - People's Climate March (disambiguation) - School Strike for Climate - Societal collapse - Sunrise Movement - The Limits to Growth - World Scientists' Warning to Humanity