XR: Influencing The UK’s Media

In this essay, Patrick Thelwell deals with the BBC’s reporting of the Extinction Rebellion protests beginning in October 2018, concluding the sustained direct action increased the quality and depth of the BBC’s reporting on Climate Breakdown.

Soil: Out Of Sight, Out Of Mind

According to Alastair Fitter, fellow of the Royal Society and University of York professor, a single teaspoon of soil can contain thousands of species and millions of organisms. Sadly, its significance is still largely unrecognised…

The Drive For A Car Free City

This evening, XR York will take to the road in a peaceful swarming action to highlight the city’s congestion problem. Petra Bistričić, student and Action & Logistics Coordinator, will speak at the City of York council’s meeting taking place during the swarm. Her address follows below.

Askham Bog Council Address by Andreas Heinemeyer

On the 31st of October, members of XR York processed to the council’s general meeting with giant, leaf-like lanterns previously used as part of a twilight display at Askham Bog. Ecologist and researcher Andreas Heinemeyer spoke on behalf of Extinction Rebellion York at the meeting. His address follows below.

Friends of the Earth: The Most Powerful Thing We Can Do To Solve The Climate Emergency

At Friends of the Earth, we’re calling on the UK government to urgently adopt a Climate Action Plan to rapidly cut greenhouse gas emissions and build a greener and fairer society for everyone.

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