Extinction Rebellion resources

Building resources and links around the #ExtinctionRebellion movement, which started on 31.10.18
Overview
by Pete Lawrence
Frome, Somerset, United Kingdom,
Created on 21 Nov 2018

Building essential links are articles relating to this growing movement which started on 31.10.2018

The Xr symbol represents extinction. The circle signifies the planet, the hourglass inside serves as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species. The world is currently undergoing a mass extinction event, and this symbol is intended to help raise awareness of the urgent need for change in order to address this crisis. Estimates are that somewhere between 30,000 and 140,000 species are becoming extinct every year in what scientists have named the Holocene, or Sixth Mass Extinction. This ongoing process of destruction is being caused by the impact of human activity. Within the next few decades approximately 50% of all species that now exist will have become extinct. Such a catastrophic loss of biodiversity is highly likely to cause widespread ecosystem collapse and consequently render the planet uninhabitable for humans.

 

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25 Nov 2018 at 05:50 by Campfire Voice
Check out this handy map for Extinction Rebellion Beacons around the country and links to their Zuckerpages. 55 to date in the first three weeks. Campfire would like to work collaboratively to develop our Beacons groups to support Extinction Rebellion in their activism.
23 Nov. 2018 by Bill Palmer
Elderventure recently invited Daniel Korner to give a one day workshop on the collaborative processes of Dragon Dreaming. I took part and was one of the group who explored collaborative dreaming applied to the Extinction Rebellion. I'm writing this because I think it may be a useful process for local groups. Essentially, the process takes a dream, an inspiration, an idea and then a group process modifies or adds to it so that every member of the group totally owns it.
20 Nov. 2018 by Pete Lawrence
If you're wondering what Extinction Rebellion is all about and what the tactics are that can be employed for meeting the essential demands that the government take more action relating to climate breakdown.
24 Nov. 2018 by Pete Lawrence
Today's Extinction Rebellion funeral for extinct species in my home town of Frome was a very emotional occasion, sombre for the procession and service and very uplifting in the car park at the end . Several hundred turned out bringing the shopping area to a standstill for a while. It. Here is my film and gallery of an extraordinary event.
18 Nov. 2018 by Pete Lawrence
It was a joyous, relaxed and purposeful coming together. We calmly took five bridges in central London. A strategic triumph. Here's my story of the day. One that I suspect might go down in history as the catalyst for a sea change that puts pressure on governments to recognise and urgently react to the huge environmental issues that we all face. #extinctionrebellion might just spread like a virus globally. It might just give us a fighting chance of saving the planet. 
24 Nov. 2018 by Campfire Voice
As Extinction Rebellion moves into its second major weekend of protest today with actions in London, Manchester, Edinburgh and beyond, it's hard to keep up with the surge and momentum of this movement. For Xr, that people power involves championing young people and focusing the movement around the needs of the next generation. The protest demographic reflected this, with a number of families, young children and pensioners blocking roads and bringing cities to a standstill. Here are a few links.