“We are facing massive starvation in the next ten years, social collapse and the possible extinction of civil rights.”
HARDtalk / BBC (8/16/19)
Back in 2015, the nations of the world made a formal commitment to keep global warming below 2 degrees centigrade. So much for fine words; global greenhouse gas emissions are still rising. The data suggest the planet is warming at an alarming rate. What to do about it?
Stephen Sackur interviews Roger Hallam, the co-founder of Extinction Rebellion, a movement dedicated to mass resistance and civil disobedience; how far are these climate rebels prepared to go?
‘I am talking about the slaughter and starvation of six billion people in this century. That’s what the science predicts. That is the projectory we are on and that requires absolutely desperate measures to stop it and it’s going to be painful.” — Roger Hallam
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Chris Hedges ‘On Contact’: Climate Emergency With Roger Hallam, Extinction Rebellion
By Chris Hedges
On Contact (8/10/19)
On Contact host Chris Hedges talks to Roger Hallam, co-founder of the British-based group Extinction Rebellion. The global grassroots movement uses nonviolent acts of civil disobedience by occupying areas of capitals of major industrial countries in protest, to reverse what they argue is a one-way track to global extinction. Activists are demanding the ruling elites state the truth about the climate emergency and implement radical measures to halve carbon emissions by 2025 and terminate the 150-year binge on fossil fuels.
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