Extinction Rebellion Podcast

Welcome to the Extinction Rebellion Podcast! In this first episode, Jessica Townsend and Marijn Van de Geer from Extinction Rebellion (XR) will be answering the kind of questions new rebels ask when they first join XR.

Some useful links to documents, articles, videos and people we refer to throughout this episode:

-The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change


- How to get to zero net carbon emissions:

. Victory Plan by Ezra Silk (co-founder and Policy Director, The Climate

Mobilization) https://www.theclimatemobilization.org/victory-plan/

. The concept of climate mobilization in mainstream political conversation (Bill


. Other climate mobilization plans: Paul Gilding, Lester Brown and Michael Hoexter

- The XR structure

. Quick overview of the changes XR UK has undergone since its inception by one

of the founders: https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=aDwRLKioIvE

- Examples of civil disobedience:

. Gandhi's defiance of British colonial rule laws (started March 1930)

. The children in 1963 in Birmingham, Alabama, USA

. The suffragette movement

- The science on climate breakdown and mass biodiversity loss:

. The International Union for Conservation of Nature’s (IUCN) Red List of

Threatened Species https://www.iucnredlist.org/

. Recount: It’s Time to ‘Do the Math’ Again (David Spratt, 2015) and

. Climate Reality Check: After Paris, Counting the Cost (David Spratt, 2016)

. Naomi Klein 'This Changes everything' (2015)

. 'Global warming will happen faster than we think' Yangyang Xu, Veerabhadran

Ramanathan and David G. Victor https://www.nature.com/articles/d41586-018-07586-5

. 'Two degree is prescription for disaster (former NASA scientist James Hansen)


. '1.5C warming limit means fossil fuel phase out by 2030' (climate researcher

Glenn Peters) https://www.climatechangenews.com/2015/12/07/scientists-1-5c-warming-limit-means-fossil-fuel-phase-out-by-2030/

. Kevin Anderson, Tyndall Centre for Climate Change Research University of

Manchester, has written numerous articles which we quote from a lot, check

them out here: https://tyndall.ac.uk/people/kevin-anderson

. Dr. Katherine D. Marvel - NASA Goddard Institute for Space Studies:


Producer - Dave Anderson

Sound Editor - Dave Stitch

Research - Jessica Townsend & Marijn van de Geer