No one is coming to save us. Mass civil disobedience is essential to force a political response

“It is our responsibility to act with clear urgency to protect the planet and all its inhabitants. We are rebelling for life, for our future, for the future of all species.”~ Extinction Rebellion “From this moment despair ends and tactics

Cross pollination between youth, extinction rebels and grey-haired councillors

As we enter 2019, three new global climate emergency movements are making headlines: Extinction Rebellion, which started in England in 2018, the council climate emergency declaration campaign, which started in Australia in 2016 and now counts 40 councils, and the school strike movement, which Greta Thunberg started in Sweden in August 2018.

Climate-wrecking carbon pollution can no longer be free

The lesson from Australia’s abolished carbon tax and France’s cancelled petrol tax is that it is extremely important that it is done in such a way that is reasonable and fair, and is carefully explained so that it is also perceived by the wider public in that way