At less than a year old, Extinction Rebellion have already achieved more than many of their predecessors by putting climate change at the top of the headlines - where it had been largely absent prior. However, the group are notorious for dividing public opinion. “The world is not coming to an end” says one woman during a recent protest where group members stood on top of a London Underground carriage during rush hour. Whilst some members of the public express endearment towards the group, there are also those that wish they’d disappear altogether.

What do Extinction Rebellion actually want?

In the wake of the London wide ban of the group, optimism and pessimism intertwine.

At less than a year old, Extinction Rebellion have already achieved more than many of their predecessors by putting climate...