Extinction Rebellion Earth March

Welcome to the Extinction Rebellion Earth March.

We are facing an unprecedented global emergency, the planet is in crisis and we are in the midst of a mass extinction bigger and faster than the one that killed the dinosaurs. Scientists believe we have entered a period of abrupt climate breakdown. The Earth’s atmosphere is already over 1°C warmer than pre-industrial levels and the chance of staying below the 2°C limit set in the Paris Agreement is tiny. Projections show we are on course for 3 degrees of warming and probably much higher.

We and our children will face unimaginable horrors as a result of floods, wildfires, extreme weather, crop failures and the inevitable breakdown of society when the pressures are so great. We are unprepared for the danger our future holds.

The time for denial is over – we know the truth about climate change. It is time to act.

This is why, from mid-March, people from around Britain will begin a journey towards London. Some will be marching, some on a pilgrimage, others cycling. Some may even consider themselves on a crusade. This is Extinction Rebellion Earth March.

They all have one thing in common — a belief that we, as human beings, must have a future. We are facing an unprecedented global emergency. The government has failed to protect us. To survive, it’s going to take everything we’ve got. We need to take action in the world and we need to look after ourselves. This is fuelled by our love, which is growing because we are willing to face the grief of these times.

Inspired by so many acts of protest throughout history, such as Ghandi’s Salt March of 1930, and the Selma to Montgomery marches of 1965, from the four corners of Britain people will converge on London in time for Extinction Rebellion’s International Rebellion beginning April 15th:

Our leaders have failed us. This twisted system is killing us. It has us headed for extinction.

It’s time to rebel.

On April 15th we are calling for a full-scale Rebellion to demand decisive action from governments on climate change and ecological collapse.

Join us as we engage in acts of non-violent civil disobedience against governments in capital cities around the world. This is not a one-off march — we will keep going for as long as we have to, shutting down cities day after day until our demands are met.

Independent XR groups, allies and protestors will take to the streets. A small number of brave Conscientious Protectors, activists from XR affinity groups prepared to lose their liberty for this cause, will commit acts of peaceful civil disobedience to disrupt the business-as-usual which is sending our species on a one-way track to extinction.

You can use this site to sign up to take part, or to offer hospitality for the people taking part in the Earth March, and if you sign up there are discussion forums as well as links to resources.

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