Extinction Rebellion

FEB 20

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Why in news?

  • Delhi Police have named environmental activists Disha Ravi, Nikita Jacob, and Shantanu Muluk, who are volunteers of extinction rebellion movement in the Greta Thunberg ‘toolkit’ case.

About Extinction Rebellion:

  • Extinction Rebellion (abbreviated as XR) is a global environmental movement with the stated aim of using nonviolent civil disobedience to compel government action to avoid tipping points in the climate system, biodiversity loss, and the risk of social and ecological collapse.
  • Extinction Rebellion was officially established in the United Kingdom in May 2018.
  • Extinction Rebellion wants to rally support worldwide around a common sense of urgency to tackle climate breakdown and the ongoing sixth mass extinction.
  • A number of activists in the movement accept arrest and imprisonment, similar to the mass arrest tactics of the Committee of 100 in 1961.
  • The movement uses a stylised, circled hourglass, known as the extinction symbol, to serve as a warning that time is rapidly running out for many species.

PRELIMS QUESTION

Consider the following statements regarding Extinction Rebellion movement:
1.Its primarily field of activity is environmental protection.
2.It began in United Kingdom.
Which of the statements given above is/are correct?
(a)1 only
(b)2 only
(c)Both 1 and 2
(d)Neither 1 nor 2

Answer to Prelims Question