"Societies don't change rapidly without disruption."

Roger Hallam is an environmental activist and co-founder of the resistance group Extinction Rebellion. A farmer by trade, Hallam attributes the destruction of his industry to extreme weather events. From 2017 to 2019, Hallam studied for a PhD in civil disobedience at King's College London, and his research is reflected in Extinction Rebellion's aptitude for high-profile political upheaval. He has explained bluntly that the group's goal is to create a political space for individuals on an international basis to decide "whether they want to live or die in the next thirty years".