Scientist Rebellion

The elephant in the lecture hall

We have endorsed a petition calling on Dutch higher education institutions to introduce a mandatory course on the climate and ecological crisis. You can read and sign it here.


As scientists, we have been ringing the alarm bell about the climate crisis for decades. But governments did not take our warnings seriously, and year after year, emissions continued to rise. Today governments speak of “keeping 1.5°C alive”, while continuing to subsidize fossil fuels and allowing oil and gas explorations across the world. 1.5°C, then, is not alive. Instead, we are moving into uncharted and terrifying territory. “Any further delay in concerted action”, as the latest IPCC report notes, “will miss a brief and rapidly closing window of opportunity to secure a liveable and sustainable future for all.” We urge scientists from all disciplines to join the forefront of the climate movement and demand emergency action. We have no time to lose.

Scientist Rebellion is an international movement of scientists and academics who are extremely concerned about the climate and ecological crisis and who believe that civil disobedience by scientists can help press for urgent climate action. You can get in touch with us by emailing

Getting involved

Would you like to know more about Scientist Rebellion and get involved? Check the Upcoming Events page to see when the next introduction meeting is taking place. You can also fill out this short form and we will get in touch with you as soon as possible. You can also follow us on Twitter, Instagram, Facebook, Mastodon and Linkedin!

Video from the global week of actions on April 4th to 9th, 2022.
Video from private jet action on February 14th, 2023.