Ecological collapse is underway. We are in the middle of the Earth's sixth mass extinction event.
International Non-Violent Rebellion Against the World’s Governments for Criminal Inaction on the Ecological Crisis Has Been Declared
The future forecasts from climate scientist for our country and wider region paints an ever bleaker picture, where extreme weather will batter our east and west coasts and the country as whole will see extended heat waves further threatening food production.
Many mainstream scientists argue they have underestimated the pace of climate change and that the latest data points away from slow incremental temperature rises. It is now highly likely that the Arctic sea ice will have melted within the next three years, pushing temperatures far beyond earlier estimates made by the scientific community.
The Business as Usual model sees our planet heading towards 4c degree rise in average global temperature. For huge parts of Africa, this means 7c, making millions of square kilometres on our continent unhabitable. For humanity, this is a matter of life and death.
Our young people are terrified about their futures and have made a call to the world to stand with them in the fight to secure a future for life. In XR we feel duty-bound to support this call and take our place alongside millions of adults around the world and join hands to secure life as we know it.
Extinction Rebellion's core principles are:
WE HAVE A SHARED VISION OF CHANGE:
Creating a world that is fit for generations to come.
WE SET OUR MISSION ON WHAT IS NECESSARY:
Mobilising 3.5% of the population to achieve system change – such as “Momentum-driven organizing” to achieve this.
WE NEED A REGENERATIVE CULTURE:
Creating a culture which is healthy, resilient and adaptable.
WE OPENLY CHALLENGE OURSELVES AND THIS TOXIC SYSTEM:
Leaving our comfort zones to take action for change.
WE VALUE REFLECTING AND LEARNING:
Following a cycle of action, reflection, learning, and planning for more action. Learning from other movements and contexts as well as our own experiences.
WE WELCOME EVERYONE AND EVERY PART OF EVERYONE :
Working actively to create safer and more accessible spaces.
WE ACTIVELY MITIGATE FOR POWER:
Breaking down hierarchies of power for more equitable participation
WE AVOID BLAMING AND SHAMING:
We live in a toxic system, but no one individual is to blame.
WE ARE A NON-VIOLENT NETWORK:
Using nonviolent strategy and tactics as the most effective way to help individuals, communities, corporates, and institutions bring about change.
WE ARE BASED ON AUTONOMY AND DECENTRALISATION:
We collectively create the structures we need to challenge power. Anyone who follows these core principles and values can take action in the name of Extinction Rebellion