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Extinction Rebellion are on point.

#1  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 16, 2019 7:40 pm

In the past I must confess I thought them (us) rather lacking in tangible realisable objectives, and saw them more as "just" complaining. I learnt today in Bristol that they do in fact have at least one primary real world, potent, excellent and realistic objective - that the UK gov declare a "climate emergency." I am now fully on board with ER.
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#2  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 16, 2019 7:52 pm

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#3  Postby chango369 » Feb 17, 2019 2:16 pm

This is one of the reports driving Extinction Rebellion's contention that: "We are facing an unprecedented global emergency."

It's a must read on Climate Change.

What Lies Beneath: The Understatement of Existential Climate Change

Another informative read:

Trajectories of the Earth System in the Anthropocene
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#4  Postby Animavore » Feb 17, 2019 2:21 pm

Are we talking about a metal band here?
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#5  Postby chango369 » Feb 17, 2019 2:24 pm

It's a social movement. I didn't know about it until KIR's post.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Extinction_Rebellion

ETA: DId I miss the implied /s?
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#6  Postby Animavore » Feb 17, 2019 2:30 pm

chango369 wrote:ETA: DId I miss the implied /s?



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#7  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 17, 2019 4:38 pm

The actions in Bristol and Gloucester were the main items on last night's local evening news. (expires at 18:45 GMT)

https://www.bbc.co.uk/iplayer/episode/b0c2jkbx/points-west-weekend-news-16022019
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#8  Postby Evolving » Feb 17, 2019 5:24 pm

I too had never heard of Extinction Rebellion until yesterday evening.

I have just joined. I wonder whether I'm the first one in my country.
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#9  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 17, 2019 5:25 pm

Good for you Evo, props. I joined today too :happydance:
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#10  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 17, 2019 5:31 pm

Oh yeah, they're usually styled XR, not ER, for obvious Cloonyesque reasons most likely.
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#11  Postby Evolving » Feb 17, 2019 5:37 pm

There are several groups in Germany, but none anywhere near me. I would go to Trier or Saarbrücken, but sadly...

The French site doesn't say anything about groups, so I presume there aren't any. I might go to Metz, for instance, or Nancy, if there were a group there.

And I know I could theoretically set up a Luxembourg group, but not in practice. I'm a follower, not a leader.
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#12  Postby Alan B » Feb 17, 2019 5:38 pm


From the above link:
We suggest that a deep transformation based on a fundamental reorientation of human values, equity, behavior, institutions, economies, and technologies is required. Even so, the pathway toward Stabilized Earth will involve considerable changes to the structure and functioning of the Earth System, suggesting that resilience-building strategies be given much higher priority than at present in decision making. Some signs are emerging that societies are initiating some of the necessary transformations.

Fine words. But how?

Reducing the population would be one, and another would be reversing the demands of capitalism that requires more customers in order to produce more profits for the few.
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#13  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 17, 2019 5:48 pm

I like the idea of lending charisma to the identity of Eco Monk living on a means adjusted universal basic income and engaging in minimal economic activity. Stigmatising and restoring a more sensible taxation ratio for million/billionaires would finance and strengthen that. Also promotion of the fact that we in the west are bathed in luxury for the most part and need not consume Mercedes in order to be happy would help too. Just my thoughts.
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#14  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 17, 2019 7:28 pm

Here is a map of all recorded extant XR groups globally: https://actionnetwork.org/forms/find-your-local-group
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#15  Postby surreptitious57 » Feb 18, 2019 12:46 am

Keep It Real wrote:
I like the idea of lending charisma to the identity of Eco Monk living on a means adjusted universal basic income
and engaging in minimal economic activity . Stigmatising and restoring a more sensible taxation ratio for million
/ billionaires would finance and strengthen that . Also promotion of the fact that we in the west are bathed in
luxury for the most part and need not consume Mercedes in order to be happy would help too

Yes to living as stoically as possible but it should be entirely up to the individual and not something imposed by law
No to stigmatising millionaires / billionaires so long as they pay their share of tax that be legally required of them
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I do however put used tea bags in the garden because tea is a plant so I return it to nature
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#16  Postby willhud9 » Feb 18, 2019 4:14 am

The problem is the free market isn’t exactly free to develop new technologies. Potholer54, probably one of the most well know climate change Youtubers, has two really good videos on his channel about how letting the free market actually innovate and create new technologies for clean/renewable energy is the step forward. But you have to regulate non-renewables and subsidize renewables.
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#17  Postby felltoearth » Feb 18, 2019 5:59 am

willhud9 wrote:The problem is the free market isn’t exactly free to develop new technologies. Potholer54, probably one of the most well know climate change Youtubers, has two really good videos on his channel about how letting the free market actually innovate and create new technologies for clean/renewable energy is the step forward. But you have to regulate non-renewables and subsidize renewables.

I don’t recall those. Links?
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#18  Postby Evolving » Feb 18, 2019 5:34 pm

Now I actually have started a Luxembourg group. Only an online one, on Mattermost. We'll see whether I really am the only one in Luxembourg!
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#19  Postby minininja » Feb 18, 2019 7:03 pm

I went to a climate talk hosted by them last week. A slightly updated version of this:



A lot of very well presented data about where we are, how we got here, and what we must do to avoid the worst catastrophes.

My local and county councils have motions coming up which I'm joining the campaigns for, to declare a climate emergency. These not only commit them to making the radical changes necessary to significantly cut emissions over the next decade, but also to demand that central government gives them the resources to do so.
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#20  Postby Keep It Real » Feb 18, 2019 7:29 pm

The mini one is indeed wise in the ways of the force.

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