These Pictures Of Activists Begging You To Take Climate Change Seriously Are Intense

Extinction Rebellion has made a name for themselves with their disruptive protests in Europe. As they ramp up in the US, here's what Americans can look forward to seeing.

Since last year, activists with the climate activism group Extinction Rebellion have been grabbing headlines across Europe for their disruptive protests. Founded on the principle of using nonviolent civil disobedience, they intend to force people to pick a side: address climate change or cooperate with a system that is dragging the world toward catastrophe.

While they've been getting their name and message out there with their activities in the United Kingdom, Germany, France, South Africa, and elsewhere, winning over converts in small groups with their vision of change is what's caused their numbers to swell, BuzzFeed News' J. Lester Feder reports.

Here are some of the most eye-catching pictures from their protests, demonstrations, rallies, and actions around the world.