Rebel Rebel

But in spite of all the friendliness and culture making, this is a difficult story to tell: Extinction Rebellion is not just about the political liberation of citizens. Biodiversity loss, ocean acidification, deforestation, pollution — every area of planetary life has been affected by decades of rapacious fossil fuel and mineral extraction. And none of us is on the side of the angels. You cannot walk into a supermarket, fill up your tank or put on a winter coat without getting blood on your hands. We are all embedded in a civilization that wreaks havoc on the planet.

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Jamie Margolin

There is no gray area for survival.

Jamie Margolin, Co-Founder and Executive Director of climate activism group Zero Hour, joins Hallie Jackson to discuss her upcoming testimony on Capitol Hill, where she’ll try to make lawmakers realize climate change is “a lot more urgent than they think it is.” She also references Friday’s “climate strike,” which is expected to draw millions of kids out of their classrooms in protest.

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