This is an emergency!

Human activity is causing catastrophic climate change and irreversible biodiversity loss.

XR Scientists

We are a community of scientists from all disciplines working at universities all over Denmark. We take action because we recognise the central role researchers have in spreading awareness and understanding of the climate and ecological crises that are threatening the future of our only planet.

As part of Extinction Rebellion, we believe in the power of civil disobedience as a driver of transformative change. As a community, we also welcome all efforts to bring about change, whether that be at the level of your own department, university, or all of Denmark. We organise public events to educate citizens, empower activists, help policymakers, and connect to other researchers. We believe scientists have a responsibility not only to document the natural world, but also to protect it. We believe all academics can also be active citizens.

How to join Scientists for XR

Anyone who considers themselves a scientist can join our group, regardless of your discipline, your current employment, or what point in your career you are in. For the moment, we have a mailing list to keep each other in touch.

Send an email to science@xrdk.org to be added to the mailing list or if you would like to attend a meeting. Don’t be afraid to reach out, even if you are not sure how much you can commit!

Another great way to get involved would be to join one of our upcoming events (see below)

Upcoming XR Scientist Events:


Scientists Rebellion (October 2021)

JOIN THE SCIENTISTS REBELLION THIS OCTOBER!

Featuring: scientific talks, postering actions, workshops and civil disobedience. Danish scientists will bring the science on the emergency to the doorstep of the government!

WE ARE HEADING TOWARDS A WORLD 3-5°C HOTTER THIS CENTURY.

The effects will be catastrophic: billions without enough food and water, hundreds of millions of refugees, historic natural disasters every year, war and disease. Scientists have spent decades writing papers, advising the Danish government, briefing the press:

ALL HAVE FAILED

What is the point in documenting in greater detail the catastrophe we face, if we are not willing to do anything about it?

THE SCIENCE IS CLEAR: THERE IS NO ROOM FOR DELAY

Yet, The Danish government is failing to meet its own commitments to address the crisis, and proposing magical solutions that rely on technologies that do not exist.

SCIENTISTS HAVE HAD ENOUGH. WE ARE NOW RISING UP.

If you want to know more, or if you are interested in helping organise, send an e-mail to science@xrdk.org.


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