Harrison Ford discusses the importance of protecting nature. Not an animation, but still a very important message from one of my heroes. An animation on climate change can be found below. Thank you for watching:)
We are facing an emergency resulting from our toxic economic and political system. The way we relate to each other and to nature is destroying Earth’s capacity to sustain life. Unending economic growth and profits drawn from a planet with limited resources is causing gross inequality, poverty, mass misery, and species extinction. We are sold an illusion that consumption will bring purpose and happiness into our lives, yet this systemic consumption is threatening our very existence. It is based on unjust and unethical land use and ownership, unsustainable and increasing amounts of debt and enslavement of individuals. Power and money is concentrated in the hands of the few, while the masses struggle to simply survive. It is causing climate breakdown and biodiversity collapse. As Greta Thunberg has been saying since the Declaration of Rebellion last October 31: “We can no longer save the world by playing by the rules. Because the rules have to be changed. Everything needs to change. And it has to start today. So, everyone out there, it is now time for civil disobedience. It is time to rebel.”
Climate Change and Why We Should Panic
Miritte Ben Yitzchak (2019)
British Academy Film Award and Academy Award nominee, Keira Knightley, OBE, has come out in support of Extinction Rebellion. Keira has lent her voice to defend the climate and tell the truth in this new, short film that summarises the crisis from how we got here, and what we must do now. The animation shows why government must enter crisis mode and choose a different path than the one we are on because it will lead us to extinction. Keira joins Emma Thompson, Stephen Fry, William Dafoe, Javier Bardem, Paloma Faith, Radiohead and all other people who know that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency.
Extinction Rebellion would like to thank Radiohead for their gift and gesture of support in donating the proceeds of the OK Computer Bandcamp to Extinction Rebellion around the world. We are grateful to them for gifting us permission to use this song.
Time has almost entirely run out to address the ecological crisis which is upon us, including the 6th mass species extinction, global pollution, and abrupt, runaway climate change. Societal collapse and mass death are seen as inevitable by scientists and other credible voices, with human extinction also a possibility, if rapid action is not taken.
Extinction Rebellion believes it is a citizen’s duty to rebel, using peaceful civil disobedience, when faced with criminal inactivity by their Government.
Extinction Rebellion’s key demands are:
– Government must tell the truth by declaring a climate and ecological emergency, working with other institutions to communicate the urgency for change.
– Government must act now to halt biodiversity loss and reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.
– Government must create and be led by the decisions of a Citizens’ Assembly on climate and ecological justice.
Learn more and #rebelforlife
World Map of Extinction Rebellion Groups: http://bit.ly/2wri78B