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Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books, including The End of Nature and Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future. A former staff writer for The New Yorker, he writes regularly for Harper's, The Atlantic Monthly, and The New York Review of Books, among other publications. In April 2007, he organized the Step It Up National Day of Climate Action, one of the largest global warming protests to date. Most recently, he has co-founder of 350.org, an international grassroots campaign that aims to mobilize a global climate movement united by a common call to action. He is a scholar-in-residence at Middlebury College, and lives in Vermont with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter.

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Seaweed sucks carbon -- Climate crisis, From CreativeCommonsPhoto
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, October 8, 2020
What Have We Learned in 30 Years of Covering Climate Change? New estimates show that methane is 80 times more potent than carbon dioxide. The Obama Administration's response to climate change was mostly about replacing coal with natural gas.
Forest Fire, From PixabayPhotos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, September 29, 2020
Vote as if the Climate and the Future of Humanity Depend on It -- Because They Do We're at the last possible moment to turn the wheel of the supertanker that is our government. Captain Trump wants to steer us straight onto the rocks, mumbling all the while about hoaxes. If we let him do it, history won't forgive us. Nor will the rest of the world.
Uganda picks Tanzania for its oil pipeline route, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, September 11, 2020
With a New Pipeline in East Africa, an Oil Company Flouts France's Leadership on Climate Our tight focus on America as it fights the slide into authoritarianism this fall is right and good, but it does allow dismal developments in the rest of the world to pass by with too little notice.
Flooded house., From YouTubeVideos
(4 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, September 3, 2020
It's a New World, Each and Every Day Every once in a while, it's worth stepping back and reminding ourselves what's actually going on, silently, every hour of every day. And what's going on is that we're radically remaking our planet, in the course of a human lifetime. Hell, in the course of a human adolescence.
President Trump blames California wildfires on .leaves and broken trees.., From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 30, 2020
We've Run out of Presidential Terms to Waste The working definition of the ongoing brain seizure that is 2020 is either that Coloradans are being told by state authorities to install smoke-resistant "safe rooms" in their houses, or that Californians now must weigh what kind of mask to wear.
Kamala Harris, From FlickrPhotos
(3 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 21, 2020
Will Kamala Harris Act Boldly on Climate Change? We're in the Kamala Harris era now, and so far, so good. Given the very real possibility that she'll be at or near the pinnacle of our politics for somewhere between four and 16 years, it's worth asking how she will handle the gravest crisis that looms over our planet.
Trump Undercuts Postal Service as a surge in mail-in voting is expected., From YouTubeVideos
(2 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, August 14, 2020
Trump's Attack on the Postal Service Is a Threat to Democracy and Rural America It's by now pretty obvious that the Trump Administration is attempting to sabotage mail delivery in order to cast some kind of shadow over the November election.
Mumbai Floods., From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, August 13, 2020
The World Has Reached Decision Time on the Climate Crisis Either we seize the suddenly vivid possibilities for a rapid energy transformation, or we watch the world disintegrate.
Wind turbines, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 9, 2020
Wind Turbines Across a Landscape. North Dakota Oil Workers Are Learning to Tend Wind Turbines As more wind energy starts to move offshore, massive new projects are increasingly unionized. Every forecast shows rapid growth in the world's electricity demand, even as we near peak oil.
A Renewable Energy Revolution, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Saturday, August 8, 2020
Trump Tries to Make It Hard for Anyone Else to Behave Ethically, Either The planet's five biggest publicly-owned oil companies are spending about two hundred million dollars annually to lobby against climate-change policies.
Climate crisis rally, From FlickrPhotos
(7 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, August 2, 2020
The Next Election Is About the Next 10,000 Years The upcoming election looks to be an apocalyptic turning point for our democracy -- and our planet.
Climate change blamed for China flood disaster, From YouTubeVideos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 31, 2020
How Hot Will the Future Feel? The level of damage that comes from rising temperatures -- let's call it applied climatology -- is not as telling, ultimately, as our collective ability to respond to that damage
Joe Biden's climate plan, From YouTubeVideos
(5 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 23, 2020
What Joe Biden's Climate Plan Really Signals Assuming that Trump exits next year, and that high-level climate denial goes with him, that pressure will do what pressure does: finally start to make things pop.
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(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 16, 2020
Betting on Gas is Definitely Immoral -- and Probably Unwise Scientists have spent the past decade learning that natural-gas production spews methane into the air at dangerous rates; those molecules join with carbon dioxide in the atmosphere to accelerate the climate crisis.
SHARE More Sharing        Friday, July 10, 2020
It's Been an Awful Week for the Fossil-Fuel Industry It's been a truly awful few days for the fossil-fuel industry, which is another way of saying that it's been an unexpectedly good few days for planet Earth.
Mark Zuckerberg, From FlickrPhotos
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, July 2, 2020
What Facebook and the Oil Industry Have in Common Why the oil companies don't just become solar companies? They don't for the same reason that Facebook doesn't behave decently: an oil company's core business is digging stuff up and burning it, just as Facebook's is to keep people glued to their screens.
Climate change concept, From FlickrPhotos
SHARE More Sharing        Wednesday, June 24, 2020
What Stands in the Way of Making the Climate a Priority Inertia and interest are the main reasons our energy systems have been slow to change, even though rapid climate change represents the ultimate in imaginable violence, injustice, and chaos.
Thousands turn out for Black Lives Matter demonstration, From YouTubeVideos
SHARE More Sharing        Thursday, June 18, 2020
How Public Opinion Changes for the Better You could feel the Zeitgeist shifting these past days, as culturally powerful parts of our society decided that the future lies with the protesters demanding accountability for America's past and safety from its present authorities.
The Mineral Leasing Act of 1920 awards the oil-and-gas industry chunks of federal land, even in such precious places as the desert around Moab, Utah., From Uploaded
SHARE More Sharing        Sunday, June 14, 2020
A Guy Named Craig May Soon Have Control Over a Large Swath of Utah Joe Biden has promised, repeatedly, that, if elected President, he would end new leasing on federal lands for oil, gas, and coal. As he said during a primary debate in March, "No more drilling on federal lands. No more drilling, including offshore. No ability for the oil industry to continue to drill, period."
If we're just going to use solar power instead of coal to run the same sad mess of unfair and ugly oppression, is it really worth it?, From Uploaded
(1 comments) SHARE More Sharing        Tuesday, June 9, 2020
Making a Planet Worth Saving Climate change and police brutality are directly linked together, because the communities who are most impacted and vulnerable to police brutality are also the same communities that are most vulnerable to climate change.

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