If you feel hopeless in the face of what seems to be inevitable climate destruction then there is a movement that offers hope for you and all of the world’s citizens. Its tactics follow the tried and tested path of non-violent resistance and civil disobedience, and it is consolidating the energies of the globe’s citizens as you read this.
The message that Extinction Rebellion (written as “XR”) is sending to the world’s governments and businesses, along with the citizens of the world, who just try to ignore the environmental destruction that they’re causing on a daily basis, is that many people do actually care enough to make a positive difference, and they’re trying to stop the destruction before it’s too late. This movement is a reaction to all of the fears, and the embodiment of the hope, that people have for the future of the planet.
Of course, it takes a newspaper like the Guardian, which is fully independent and funded by a not-for-profit trust and also readers, to get the message out for this movement. This is because, as is suggested in the introduction of this article, a lot of the media that we rely on for information about the world is actually owned by companies that are in the pockets of even bigger business interests.
All of these have vested interests in maintaining the status quo of encouraging consumerism, the continued use of fossil fuels, the over-development of the earth’s surface for human purposes only, and basically business as usual for them to keep reaping huge financial profits for themselves and their shareholders, at unsustainable costs to the globe. If you read their articles and respect independent journalism, you should consider donating to the Guardian. If you don’t want the world’s species to become extinct and the planet to be ruined, you should join Extinction Rebellion.