In October 2018 in the UK, a small socio-political group called Extinction Rebellion was born.
Launched by Roger Hallam, Gail Bradbrook, Simon Bramwell, and other activists from the campaign group Rising Up!, their aim was to communicate with, and put pressure on, our governments to take the necessary action to avert climate breakdown, halt biodiversity loss, and minimise the risk of human extinction and ecological collapse.
In the brief window of time since their inception, XR has become a global movement that has not only given citizens a voice and enabled large-scale acts of peaceful civil disobedience, but also contributed to the decision of governments declaring a climate emergency, paving the way for the legislative change needed to tackle this crisis.
This episode, I talk with Liam Geary Baulch, Creative Actions Coordinator at Extinction Rebellion, about why this movement is necessary, what progress has been made, and what vision of the world it hopes to achieve.
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