The survival of humanity is in dire peril. Extinction Rebellion (XR) is our last and only chance and time is running rapidly short. Already, given the ‘baked-in’ existential threats posed by the climate crisis, our Boomers’ Millennial children and their children will face a living and dying hell on earth within a decade, or two at most. This is the truth and reality the 21st century and it is the sixth mass extinction in Earth’s history. We already at least 200 years down this path of doom, and what makes it really terrifying is the realization that it is the first and only Anthropocene Extinction (AX) — it is self-inflicted annihilation. Do nothing and only 1 in 7 humans, at most, will live to see the next century. Hope dies; action begins — with XR.
We need to fundamentally understand that we are part of nature and nature is part of us, and if we destroy nature we destroy ourselves. That's the massive social, political, and ultimately spiritual lesson that our civilization has to learn. If we don't, we're dead.
-- Roger Hallam, XR co-founder