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Who is Trevor Neilson, the patron who finances civil disobedience on the climate?

2019-08-18T13:29:02.377Z

While July was the hottest month recorded on earth, the question of how to tackle global warming is more important than ever. For some, we must expect nothing more from political agreements and calls for civil disobedience are launched.


While July was the hottest month recorded on earth, the question of how to tackle global warming is more important than ever. For some, we must expect nothing more from political agreements and calls for civil disobedience are launched.

Trevor Neilson, an American investor, launched in early July, the Climate Emergency Fund (CEF), a fund dedicated to the financing of civil disobedience for the climate.

An initiative that may surprise but that finds its justification in a climate disaster. Last year, he was forced to flee his home with his wife and children, under the threat of a gigantic fire that ravaged California: "This experience, my family fleeing a fire caused by climate change," convinced: we do not have time to be diplomats "he tells the newspaper Le Monde .

A fund to finance radical movements

The purpose of this fund is to fund radical movements that fight against global warming, including civil disobedience. Trevor Neilson gives as an example those British activists who managed to declare the emergency ecologist by their Parliament, after having occupied a bridge in London for a week, Extinction Rebellion.

The billionaire brings in its wake famous names like Robert Kennedy. These new patrons have already raised half a million dollars and promise much more to finally change gear in the climate fight.

Source: europe1

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