Wed 22nd Feb – Inside Extinction Rebellion – Bors Hulesch

Can An Imperfect Movement Save The World?

In this talk, Bors will talk about the evidence provided by climate science. He’ll also cover the historical precedents of successful non-violent resistance movements and the early successes of modern climate change mass movements such as Extinction Rebellion. What legacy will humans leave on the planet?

Bors trained as a social scientist and later as a climate scientist. For his day job, he runs a small research agency, Brains & Cheek. His evening job is Extinction Rebellion, where he is the lead editor of XR’s flagship talk: ‘Heading for Extinction (and what to do about it).’

His job is to keep the talk up-to-date, as well as to regularly deliver it to a range of audiences both online and live. When on XR protests, his favourite jobs are outreach and de-escalation. You’ll find him on the edge of protest marches and occupations, engaging with passers-by and angry motorists. He has been with XR since March 2019, and has no intention of stopping until the job is done.

Bors is a father of 3 boys, and wants to leave a liveable planet for them, and to his descendants, to the 7th degree.

He has stopped eating beef, pork and lamb, and drives an electric car, which he charges with his solar panels. He has stopped flying for business as well as for personal travel, and has offset all of the residual CO2 emissions of his family and his business, since 2010.

Standard Stuff

Talks are usually on the 4th Wednesday of every month,  at 7:00 for 7:30, at The Winchester Club in Winchester.  Please take a look at the FAQs for more info.

Admission is £5 which also gives you an entry in the book raffle. We take cash and major cards (cards preferred).

The event is in two parts – the talk and then a Q&A after the interval. We encourage you to support the venue by indulging in the available drinks before and during the event.

You are also welcome to join us for a drink in the bar after the event.