Extinction Rebellion is an international movement that uses non-violent civil disobedience in an attempt to halt mass extinction and minimise the risk of social collapse.
It is a movement made up of people from all walks of life. It started in response to the IPCC report that we only have 12 years to stop catastrophic climate change and our understanding that we have entered the 6th mass extinction event.
It started small and was launched in the UK on October 31st 2018, it has grown very quickly and there are now about 130 Extinction Rebellion groups across the UK and across the world.
The majority of people who work for Extinction Rebellion are volunteers; a small percentage is receiving living expenses.
Decisions are made based on a model of organising called a “self-organising system” in which people do what they can according to the skills and time they can offer.