London — Environmentalists glued themselves to the London Stock Exchange entrance and staged impromptu concerts in the middle of traffic on the final day of a campaign that brought parts of the UK capital to a standstill. Activists from Extinction Rebellion, a fast-growing movement founded in 2018 by British academics, have used 11 days of festive but highly disruptive rallies to focus global attention on climate change. Their ultimate goal is to slash greenhouse gas emissions to a net level of zero by 2025 and bring biodiversity loss to a halt. But their immediate aim was to get UK politicians to look past hot-button issues such as Brexit and think of ways to save the planet from irreparable damage that younger generations think will hurt them the most. Extinction Rebellion members said their campaign received a great deal of public attention but failed to get the government to budge. “The traffic disruptions have really, really brought the whole climate and environment out from b...

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