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Meaning and origins of the extinction symbol

Following the recent actions of Extinction Rebellion, this symbol has been used by thousands of climate activists around the world. Yet, its origins are still shrouded in mystery...

04/25/2019 3:09 PM
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  • Rainbow L.
    04/25/2019 15:16

    Corporate sponsored bullshit.

  • Vanni S.
    04/25/2019 15:32

    Spray cans, so eco-friendly.

  • Sophie W.
    04/25/2019 15:38

    Love it so much. Take action! ✊✊✊🤘🤘🤘🙌🙌🙌

  • Neil H.
    04/25/2019 15:55

    This is the work of Surkov

  • Martin T.
    04/25/2019 16:03

    Rolling on the floor is no protesting, it is embarassing to mankind. Just saying.

  • Инна С.
    04/25/2019 16:04

    Ну, и чего можно добиться подобными акциями? Популяризировать идею всеобщего вымирания? И что, все вдруг перестанут пользоваться пластиком? Надо реально делать что-то нужное и полезное! Главное, знать - что и как!

  • Josh P.
    04/25/2019 16:08

    So this is supporting vandals?

  • Jonathan M.
    04/25/2019 16:09

    https://www.justfactsdaily.com/how-often-do-species-go-extinct/

  • Diana D.
    04/25/2019 16:10

    Can we stop with the idea that we need to "sacrifice" in order to save something? It isn't a sacrifice to make conscious choices to be a better human being. It's growth. It's being responsible. It's taking ownership of our actions and the consequences that come from them. It isn't sacrifice, it's shifting energy.

  • Martin C.
    04/25/2019 16:28

    Dagaz.

  • Carmencita J.
    04/25/2019 16:29

    Green Lantern, duh.

  • Jenny H.
    04/25/2019 16:39

    I'm building a new garden and the paths mark out the Extinction Rebellion logo.

  • Jeffrey S.
    04/25/2019 16:39

    It looks like a Satanic symbol. Climate change is a boldfaced lie and so is Evolution.

  • Laurence C.
    04/25/2019 16:51

    Now send them to plant trees for the rest of theirs life to understand climate change and place your own disposable properly and clean your room Amanda and wash your undies Emily you are 28 year's old now, Michael and Peter please put the bin's out for collection tomorrow, I said something I also have to do it for how long

  • Nikola B.
    04/25/2019 17:02

    The world that needs saving isnt based in Europe.

  • John W.
    04/25/2019 17:17

    Looks like a military symbol to me..

  • Lucinda F.
    04/25/2019 17:26

    Political crap

  • Stephen C.
    04/25/2019 17:52

    Fucking brilliant showing tossers vandalising, really clever page this, Who runs it?

  • Mike Y.
    04/25/2019 18:12

    First, it's BS. Just like the state of Florida was supposed to be submerged due to global warming/climate change by now. Second, the symbol isn't all that unique or creative.

  • Brett H.
    04/25/2019 19:03

    Looks like an hour glass, and time IS running out