Extinction Rebellion – Tell the truth and act as if this truth is real. Environmental Lunchtime Discussion

The science is clear: It is understood that we are facing an unprecedented global emergency. We must act now. But how? We have invited Inger Østenstad from Extinction Rebellion to talk about radical honesty and tactics in climate activism.

Protesters from Exctinction Rebellion holding a banner outside the Norwegian parliament
Photo: Extinction Rebellion

Extinction Rebellion is an international apolitical network using non-violent direct action to persuade governments to act on the climate and ecological emergency. Since it's formation in 2018, the activists from the do-it-together movement have gained a reputation for unconvential non-violent protests. "Tell the truth and act as if this truth is real” – the group demands that governments tell the truth about climate and ecological emergency and that they act upon it, to halt the loss in biodiversity and to reduce greenhouse gas emissions to net zero by 2025.

About the event

The OSEH Environmental Lunchtime Discussion series consists of short, 10-15 minute presentations by invited guests, followed by a discussion. We will invite speakers from a wide variety of fields, both academic and beyond. The presentations are accessible and are aimed at anyone with an interest in environmental issues. All are welcome, please feel free to bring your own lunch. Coffee will be served.

Tags: Environmental Humanities, HF, IKOS, OSEH, Climate Change, Environment, activism
Published Aug. 21, 2019 3:22 PM - Last modified Aug. 22, 2019 1:57 PM