British social scientist
- Unlike many of the spontaneous social-media-fuelled rebellions and uprising in recent years, Extinction Rebellion has been carefully planned. For several years a group of academics and activists have been working on two main questions: Why have we failes so miserably to stop climate change? And how the hell are we going to stop it?
- The social science is totally clear on this: violence does not optimize the chance of successful, progressive outcomes. [...] From all studies, the message is clear: if you practise non-violence, you are more likely to succeed.
- The key lesson about all structural political change is this: disruption works. Without disruption there is no economic cost, and without economic cost the guys running this world really don't care.