‘THIS IS AN EMERGENCY,” warns the website of the Extinction Rebellion, a group of climate-change activists whose civil disobedience has included gluing themselves to a train and to Jeremy Corbyn’s fence, nailing a pink boat to the ground in Oxford Circus, pouring fake blood outside Downing Street, holding a “die in” at London’s Natural History Museum, and camping beneath the city’s Marble Arch.

What do they want? (1) For Britain to declare a “climate and ecological emergency,” (2) for Britain to commit to net zero carbon dioxide emissions by 2025, and (3) for a special climate-change “citizens’ assembly” to decide future environmental policies.

When do they want it? Now.

“We are now facing an existential crisis, the climate crisis and ecological crisis which have never

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