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Environment & Energy

The overwhelming consensus amongst scientists is that climate change and global warming is caused by humans; that it’s having a damaging affect on weather patters, accelerating extinction of wildlife, negatively impacting on agriculture, water supply, sea level, air quality. If we don’t radically change our diets, our fuel supply, the way capitalism recklessly plunders the world’s dwindling resources, we will enter a period of global food shortages, mass migration and conflict.


Extinction Rebellion defends right to peaceful protest in legal challenge to the police blanket ban on Extinction Rebellion protests in High Court

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone: +44(0)7969 083371  Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook. #EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion Extinction Rebellion defends the long established right to peaceful protest in High Court hearing this Thursday. Claimants, lawyers and Extinction Rebellion supporters will be outside the Royal Courts of Justice at around 10am before the day’s…

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Going entirely organic could mean food emissions up 70% in England and Wales

Going entirely organic could mean food emissions up 70% in England and Wales Alena Veasey / Shutterstock.com Have you ever had moment of supermarket paralysis, stood with an organic vegetable in hand and the moral part of your brain urging you to put it in your shopping basket, while your brain’s financial overseer stubbornly resists? For a moment, the two logics fiercely compete, before one wins out. Later, at the…

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Extinction Rebellion UK on policing costs: £37million for all that we hold dear, bargain!

Total silence from the Government since Parliament’s declaration of an environment and climate emergency in May, against a backdrop of ongoing criminal Government inaction on the climate and ecological emergency for the last 30 years, meant that Extinction Rebellion felt no choice but to take to the streets again this October.  These people – from across all walks of life, of all ages – are the messengers. If you want…

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Austerity has boosted the British state’s ability to counter Extinction Rebellion’s disruption tactics – here’s how

Austerity has boosted the British state’s ability to counter Extinction Rebellion’s disruption tactics – here’s how After two weeks and more than 1,800 arrests in London alone, Extinction Rebellion’s latest display of disruption has drawn to a close. The full impact of its “Autumn Uprising” is still to be determined, but one thing is already clear: this time, police in Britain were prepared. Perhaps counter-intuitively, changes to the justice system…

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These celebrities cause 10,000 times more carbon emissions from flying than the average person

These celebrities cause 10,000 times more carbon emissions from flying than the average person Mental_Visual/Shutterstock.com The jet-setting habits of Bill Gates and Paris Hilton mean that they produce an astonishing 10,000 times more carbon emissions from flying than the average person. This was the conclusion of my research mining their social media accounts (tweets, Instagram and Facebook posts) as well as those of a number of other celebrities for clues as to where they were in the world over the course of 2017 and how they got there. As such, this estimate is conservative – they may well have taken more flights and not volunteered the information to their millions of followers. This highlights the insane disparity in carbon emissions between the rich and the poor. In 2018, an average…

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Climate scientist: our profession is letting down humanity – we must change the way we approach the climate crisis

Climate scientist: our profession is letting down humanity – we must change the way we approach the climate crisis A scientist monitoring solar activity at the North Pole. Andrey Pavlov/Shutterstock As a climate scientist of more than 25 years, I’m proud of the work my profession has done in recent decades to alert humanity to the unfolding climate crisis. But as the emergency becomes ever more acute, we scientists need to alter the way we approach it – or face being part of the problem. Climate science has in large part been a remarkable success story. Swedish physicist Svante Arrhenius accurately calculated how much a doubling of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere would warm the planet as early as 1896. The 1979 Charney report raised concerns about an impending climate…

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Teachers, scientists, parents and children protest at Department for Education to demand climate and ecological truth be taught in schools

Email: press@risingup.org.ukPhone:  +44(0)7944894190, +44(0)7811183633 Website | Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers “What is the point of learning facts when the most important facts clearly mean nothing to our society?” (Greta Thunberg) Extinction Rebellion teachers stencil with chalk paint ‘Teach climate truth’ on to the front of the building Protests led by XR Educators, XR Families and XR Universities call for government to devote a greater proportion of school curriculum to the Climate and Ecological Emergency Groups hand over letter to the Department outlining specific changes to school curriculum [1] Protests come immediately after International Rebellion, which saw more than 3,000 people arrested in protest of inaction by governments around the world Extinction Rebellion protestors delivered a message…

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Creative Rebellion: Arts and Culture Highlights from International Rebellion London

Email Arts & Culture Media Coordinator: Lorenzo.Belenguer.XR@protonmail.com  Phone Arts & Culture Media Coordinator: +447731425077 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  | What emergency? | Extinction Rebellion in Numbers |This Is Not A Drill: An Extinction Rebellion Handbook#EverybodyNow  #ExtinctionRebellion Creative Rebellion: Arts and Culture Highlights from International Rebellion London October’s International Rebellion in London saw an array of inspirational art, performances, workshops and even music concerts take place across Westminster. Through art, Extinction Rebellion aims to create a more loving, compassionate and creative society in a non-violent and healthy environment. Our art educates, entertains, inspires and de-escalates and is freely available to everyone and everybody.  Flags by Otavio Avancini, painted by Rebels – photo credit: Richard Kaby This programme of public art activities has been made…

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BP Portrait Awards targeted by Extinction Rebellion. Activists pour crude oil over naked bodies within the performance Crude Truth

Email: press@risingup.org.uk Phone: +44(0)7969 083 371 / +44(0)7479 234 522 Facebook | Twitter | Instagram | Media Assets | Crowd Funder  The XR action Crude Truth took place on Sunday at 4:15pm, on the last day of the BP Portrait Award exhibition at the National Portrait Gallery. In partnership with BP Not BP?, Culture Unstained, School strikers and XR Snowflakes affinity group Three activists walked across the room exhibiting BP Portrait Award in the Ondaatje wing, lay on the floor in the fetal position whilst three other people poured fake crude oil on their bodies. The action intends to mark the end of the BP National Gallery Portrait awards.   This action draws awareness to BPs contribution to the the violent fate suffered by people from frontline communities around the world,…

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Post-Rebellion Blues: a practical guide to coming down to earth

Getting ‘back to normal’ isn’t always easy. We’ve got you covered – read on for our best advice on looking after yourself and others as we come back down to earth; complete with bundles of free resources! This period of rebellion has been both a growthful and challenging time for Extinction Rebellion. The movement has had to learn on its feet and adapt to a continuously changing landscape whilst experiencing new tactics from the police. Many conversations have been brought to light in the critiques of XR and we have seen some of the flaws within our own processes and systems.  However, we are changing the conversation, through the action we take as a movement we continue to turn the focus upon the climate and ecological emergency. Through our creativity,…

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