Such groups rarely last more than a few years.
Activists aren’t necessarily more aggressive than in the past, but they are using creative and sometime shocking new tactics that quickly go viral.
People want to shoot the messenger, but they do hear the message.
Global climate movements have espoused nonviolence, but some are adopting more radical tactics in light of the increasing threats posed by climate change.
The environmental movement is now tightly woven into communities across Australia and its demands are clear. Politicians ignore it at their peril.
Extinction Rebellion targeted the department responsible for climate change policy.
Fragile supply chains can handle protests better than massive extra demand.
Just Stop Oil and Extinction Rebellion have vowed to strike at the fossil fuel industry.
Resurgence of SUV sabotage highlights the failure of climate policy and an evolving protest strategy.
How Extinction Rebellion and Fridays For Future upended the rules of environmental activism.
Extinction Rebellion’s 2022 climate action strategy needs to focus on stigmatising the fossil fuel industry if it’s to be successful.
Disruption caused by activists blockading roads is virtually non-existent compared to climate change.
By introducing tactics of direct action and digital mobilisation, Fridays for Future and Extinction Rebellion have renewed the climate movement and accelerated climate action.
The film showed how a country can win militarily, but still lose the battle for ‘hearts and minds’.
Climate activists don’t have to be popular to achieve their goals.
Prime Minister Scott Morrison says he is ‘listening’ to a woman quietly holding a climate action sign outside parliament. But politicians have a vested interest in downplaying disruptive protests.
Climate hypocrisy matters for governments – but not individuals.
Symbolic gesture or assertion of state power? Declaring a climate ‘emergency’ walks a fine line between hopeful rhetoric and risk to democracy.
Journalists are better at covering the climate crisis but there’s still room for improvement.
Ordinary British people proposed bolder climate measures than anything politicians have so far dared to suggest.