Extinction is not something for future generations, it's a process that is happening right now. A process that has been happening for some time and has been intensifying in the death and destruction it causes as time progresses. Your life will be greatly effected by climate change.
In 1980 the American Petroleum Institute estimated that warming caused by Greenhouse Gases would drive global economic growth to a halt by 2025 and to global catastrophe by 2067. A child born today will have a short, miserable existence unless we, as a people, force government and industry to change immediately. They, sure as hell, don't care.
XR Philadelphia reaffirms its commitment to the fourth demand of Extinction Rebellion US, which states:
We demand a just transition that prioritizes the most vulnerable people and indigenous sovereignty; establishes reparations and remediation led by and for Black people, Indigenous people, people of color and poor communities for years of environmental injustice; establishes legal rights for ecosystems to thrive and regenerate in perpetuity, and repairs the effects of ongoing ecocide to prevent extinction of human and all species, in order to maintain a livable, just planet for all.
Our fourth demand is not only a matter of simple justice, but a strategic necessity, as the most ardent defenders of the Earth have always been Indigenous peoples and others who are most affected by environmental injustice and the increasingly harmful effects of the ecological crisis.
A splinter group (“XR America”) that rejects this fourth demand and its call for climate justice has recently formed. XR Philadelphia rejects them.
We're looking for activists, organizers, rebels of all colors, races, nationalities, religions and persuasions; actors, artists, musicians, orators; students, workers, bosses, parents, teachers and people like you to join our rebellion.
We are organizing a Rebellion seeking to change the course of governmental policies. A Rebellion to force our government to put the People first, instead of their corporate masters.
It's not impossible, it has been done many times before.
The Rebellion is worldwide.