Extinction Rebellion

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Extinction Rebellion is an organisation using Non-Violent Direct Action and other means to pressure governments to take action on climate change, biodiversity loss and other boundaries of human existence on Earth.


Extinction Rebellion website

XR Talks | Roger Hallam | Non-Violent Direct Action - Extinction Rebellion ExtinctionRebellion; YouTube; 3 Mar 2019

Roger Hallam talks about the rationale for NVDA

November 2018 London bridges action

Life inside Extinction Rebellion: 'We can't get arrested quick enough' Bruno Rinvolucri; The Guardian/YouTube; 22 Nov 2018

April 2019 London action

Extinction Rebellion ​'shutdown' London Bruno Rinvolucri; The Guardian/YouTube; 17 Apr 2019

Public response

Analysis of public opinion in response to the Extinction Rebellion actions in London, April 2019 Ben Kenward; ; 20 Apr 2019

In advance of the Extinction Rebellion actions in London, April 2019, Dr. Cameron Brick (Cambridge University) and Dr. Ben Kenward (Oxford Brookes University) created a survey to assess the response of the general public to the actions.
At the point at which the rebellion had not yet begun to target dedicated public transport infrastructure, it had more support than opposition from the UK public.


Findings from conversation with Erica Chenoweth on 16.4.19 Google doc

Below is a summary of a half hour conversation a Rebel had with Erica on Day 2 of IR


BEIS Strategy Committee question Extinction Rebellion Extinction Rebellion; YouTube; 18 Jun 2019

Following the Prime Minister’s commitment to the UK cutting carbon emissions to net zero by 2050, and the publication of the Committee on Climate Change’s (CCC) report, the Business, Energy and Industrial Strategy Committee examine the rationale for going faster to hit the net zero target, hearing from witnesses including Gail Bradbrook, Extinction Rebellion, Isabella O'Dowd, Climate and Energy Specialist, WWF, and Baroness Bryony Worthington, Environmental Defense Fund.
The session tests whether the CCC’s net zero advice, and the draft net zero legislation laid by the Prime Minister, go far enough to fulfil the UK’s commitments under the Paris Agreement and to protect our environment for current and future generations. It also scrutinises the rationale for, and feasibility of, alternative targets proposed by environmental organisations.
On Wednesday 8th May, the BEIS Committee questioned the CCC and business stakeholders on the net zero target and actions needed to achieve net zero emissions. A hearing on net zero with a Government Minister will be scheduled for a later date.
The hearings are part of the Committee’s ongoing work on the Clean Growth Strategy and complement its current inquiries on financing energy infrastructure and on energy efficiency. The Committee has also carried out inquiries on Carbon Capture Usage and Storage and on Electric Vehicles.