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Extinction Rebellion- What We Can Do

Extinction Rebellion has made a tremendous impact in communicating to the public about the climate crisis. Almost every city in the UK has an XR group and they can be found all over the world from Australia to India to the United States of America. 

But where did XR begin and why is it so important for us to get involved? 

Back in 2018, I heard of an organisation called Extinction Rebellion from various activist buddies. The organisation originated from another called Rising Up. It is a socio-political movement with the aim of civil disobedience and nonviolent resistance to protest against climate change, biodiversity loss and the potential risk of social and ecological collapse. 

XR was established by Gail Bradbrook, Roger Hallam, Simon Bramwell and other activists from the Rising Up group. They gained inspiration from grassroots activism and wanted to gain worldwide support around a common urgency that climate change is real and we're running out of time. 

Their demands are clear;