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Why I’m Turning From Law-Maker to Law-Breaker to Try to Save the Planet

Why I’m Turning From Law-Maker to Law-Breaker to Try to Save the Planet

Molly Scott Cato

n Wednesday I will join hundreds of others in Parliament Square to assert that we will not stand idly by in the face of climate breakdown and ecological crisis. We will affirm a commitment to engage in non-violent but illegal activities to try and force urgent action. Collectively we have signed a declaration to this effect; an Extinction Rebellion against the British government for criminal inaction.

It’s time to act here too.

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The author finishes up her piece with,

“It is no exaggeration to say that our survival as a species is at risk.”

It is our species which initiated and exacerbates the current extinction event Earth has been in since our ancestors left the African continent, and has only ramped up exponentially in the last 2-300 years as we’ve embraced the destructive comforts of industrial civilization.

So, I’m of the opinion that the sooner our species goes extinct - or, at the very least, our numbers are reduced by upwards of 99% - the sooner that this blue mote of dust called Earth can begin to recover from the pestilent disease called Homo sapiens.