Extinction Rebellion isn't trying to win support or inspire people – it's trying to force action.
We need to create a transport system that is zero carbon – and socially just – in only a few years. We just need to recognise that it's possible.
Deep Saini and Michelle Grattan discuss the acts of civil disobedience by climate activist group Extinction Rebellion, and consider what Australia's responsibility is in the Turkey-Syria conflict.
They've been branded as anarchists and 'fringe-dwellers', but do Extinction Rebellion protesters really warrant such drastic reactions?
Democracy is not perfect. Sometimes it produces policies that are undemocratic and unjust. In those cases, breaking the law may be justified.
The conventional channels for scientists to inform and influence policy are not addressing the climate and ecological crises quickly enough.
Climate deniers have joyously laboured to create a world potentially uninhabitable for our children. Our activism has failed, and rebellion may be the only answer.
The design of the global money game is the real antagonist in the fight against climate change. But the call to arms tends to be directed at the players who have had best luck with the dice.
Populism focuses on charismatic individuals. Environmentalism is all about collective action on collective solutions. How do they come together?
The courts have provided little guidance on whether politically-motivated crimes are better or worse than crimes from 'common criminals'.
Reducing air travel may have a positive effect on climate change but it will inevitably damage developing countries that rely on tourism for their chances of prosperity.
The movement claims to practice civil disobedience – but its tactics suggest something else.
I have studied radical environmental groups for years – they will be key to keeping government honest.
Our relationship with the natural world is humanity's defining challenge. Inspired by ecotopian novels, communities and movements across the world are working to meet it.
XR has the nation's attention, but to build on this momentum its purpose must not become overshadowed by its tactics.
I helped write the IPCC 1.5°C report the number apparently comes from. But the truth is better – and worse – than that.
With so much attention focused on what agreements come out of COP24, protesters should be seizing the initiative to attack the root causes of climate change.
The movement to kickstart a radical transformation of our society has begun. For the sake of our children – and their children – it must succeed.