Extinction Rebellion (sometimes shortened as XR) is an international social movement that aims to influence the Government of the United Kingdom and global environmental policy, through non-violent protests and civil disobedience to minimize species extinction and global warming.
It was established in 2018 with about one hundred academics signing a call to action. In November 2018, various acts of civil disobedience took place in London. See the following blog post on this topic.
The idea of Civil Disobedience is an idea that a majority of educated people agree with when the fate of the world lies in balance. It is recommended that one watch this video on Henry David Thoreau and read this Wikipedia reference.
Here is a video posted by the Guardian about Extinction Rebellion’s civil disobedience action taken on Saturday November 17, 2018 where they blocked five bridges over the Thames in London, England.