An Extinction Rebellion boat is currently on display at the National Maritime Museum and here is everything you need to know.

On August 7, the 'Polly Higgins' arrived in Greenwich, on loan from Extinction Rebellion (XR) and will be on display until the end of summer.

In July 2019, five coloured boats were used in peaceful protests across the UK in Bristol, Leeds, London, Cardiff and Glasgow.

The ‘Polly Higgins’ blue boat, named after the environmental campaigner and barrister Polly Higgins, was used as a part of a demonstration outside the Royal Courts of Justice in London.

Where can I see the 'Polly Higgins' boat?

The boat is on display outside the entrance to the National Maritime Museum, near the gate leading to Romney Road.

What is the history of the Extinction Rebellion boat?

Extinction Rebellion first used a pink boat to block Oxford Circus for five days in April 2019.

Even after the boat was impounded by police, the symbol of the boat continued to be used by the protestors.

In July 2019 five boats, including the one now on display, were used during protests across the UK.

This blue boat was part of the demonstration from July 15 to 19 outside the Royal Courts of Justice. Following the protest, Extinction Rebellion loaned the boat to the National Maritime Museum.

How does climate change affect the oceans?

Climate change is causing sea levels to rise. The ocean has absorbed over 90 per cent of the heat increase caused by greenhouse gases to date.

Water expands as it becomes warmer (thermal expansion). This, coupled with the additional water from melting ice sheets and glaciers, has already led to global sea level rises.

The United Nations predicts that we have less than 11 years to prevent irreversible damage from climate change.

The 'Polly Higgins' Extinction Rebellion boat will be on display at the National Maritime Museum until autumn 2019.

Protesters blocked slip roads around the Blackwall Tunnel on August 9 in a bid to stop the Silvertown Tunnel completion.

The tunnel will not open for another six years, but protesters believe that it is naive of City Hall to ignore the environmental issues it will bring.

READ MORE: Council responds as Extinction Rebellion protesters 'block' Blackwall Tunnel

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