The New Climate Activism

Extinction Rebellion and the global school strikes led by Greta Thunberg have ensured climate activism hit the headlines throughout 2019. But is any of this really new? Or is it just the same old people with fancy new logos?

DeSmog has created a special series to try and understand how this new wave of campaigning has affected protests across the UK


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Editing by Mat Hope. Additional editorial assistance and multimedia by Jill Russo.

In this series

The New Climate Activism
It has been a whirlwind year for climate activism. From Greta Thunberg's explosion onto the public...
By Mat Hope, 6 Sep, 2019
Extinction Rebellion School Strikes DeSmog video
Extinction Rebellion and the global school strikes led by Greta Thunberg have ensured climate...
By Mat Hope and Ad..., 29 Aug, 2019
Frack Free Lancashire t-shirt
In DeSmog UK's first ever audio feature, Soila Apparicio went to find out how the rise of XR and...
By Soila Apparicio, 29 Aug, 2019
Extinction Rebellion protestor
I saw Greta Thunberg for the first time in Poland at the end of last year. It was during the early...
By Sophie Yeo, 29 Aug, 2019