The decision to give Shell Oil the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic “shows why we may never win the fight against climate change,” Bill McKibben wrote in a scathing New York Times op-ed piece. “Even in this most extreme circumstance, no one seems able to stand up to the power of the fossil fuel industry. No one ever says no.”
WASHINGTON — A Twitter post recently caught the eye of Bill McKibben, the environmental advocate and godfather of the Keystone XL pipeline protests. It included an image from “The Simpsons” showing Homer and his family basking in mountains...Show More Summary
(John Hinderaker) Oscar Wilde wrote that “One must have a heart of stone to read the death of little Nell [in Uncle Tom’s Cabin] without laughing.” That’s how I feel about this cri de coeur by environmentalist Bill McKibben in yesterday’s...Show More Summary
Bill McKibben, writing for The New York Times has published an attack on President Obama, accusing him of “climate denial”. According to McKibben; MIDDLEBURY, Vt. — THE Obama administration’s decision to give Shell Oil the go-ahead to drill in the Arctic shows why we may never win the fight against climate change. Even in this…
Bill McKibben nails the main point in his op-ed in today’s New York Times: a sane response to the climate crisis will require that most existing oil, coal and gas now under the ground, stay there. So what’s the sense in expediting more...Show More Summary
Bill McKibben writes The Next Decade Will Decide What the World Looks Like for Thousands of Decades to Come: The next 10 years will be decisive when it comes to the planet's future—what we do (or don't) will play out over geologic time. It...Show More Summary
The planet keeps getting toastier and toastier. In March, the atmosphere passed 400 parts per million of carbon dioxide for the entire month. This is the first time this has happened. Note that Bill McKibben’s movement, building off scientific recommendations, suggests carbon dioxide levels must be no higher than 350 ppm in order for the […]
Why do perfect strangers react to some of our most personal choices with anger and attempts to stigmatize us for them? "Otherhood" author Melanie Notkin, historian Elaine Tyler May, environmentalist Bill McKibben, "Childless by Choice" project director Laura S. Scott, and I share our thoughts about the matter.
The celebrated author on the primary obstacle to action on climate change and the urgent need for a mass movement
Mourning the wacky in-flight catalog that prompted Bill McKibben to write, "We’ve officially run out not only of things we need, but even of things we might plausibly desire.”
A reader writes: Bill McKibben’s comments that somehow carbon is staying in the ground if Keystone XL is not constructed is nonsensical. You see, there is this cool invention called “Trains” that have scores of large containers that hold bitumen and oil. Does he think the oil companies have never heard of them? That they […]
Obama has promised to veto the Keystone bill making its way through Congress. Bill McKibben savors this victory: It’s not as if we’re winning the climate fight – the planet’s temperature keeps rising. But we’re not losing it the way we used to. If the president sticks to his word, this will be the first […]
I was welcomed to Cartagena by a picture of Sherrod Brown and his cute dog reading the advance copy of my book. He is writing a blurb, as is Bill McKibben, Aviva Chomsky, James Loewen, Kalpona Akter and even more awesome activists and scholars. You should preorder it.
Bill McKibben Environmentalist, Green Journalist, President and Co-Founder of 350.org 2014 was the hottest year we've ever recorded on our home planet. Which means 2015 will have to be the hottest political year ever. We'll march in ever larger numbers,
Eric Worrall writes: Weepy Bill McKibben has announced that he is stepping down from his position as chairman of 350.org According to The Guardian interview; “I’m stepping down as chair of the board at 350.org to become what we’re calling a ‘senior advisor’. I will stay on as an active member of the board, and…
"When the history of this time is written, Shell will get more than a footnote," noted American author, turned climate activist Bill McKibben whilst speaking at the London School of Economics last week. Having just come from a climate...Show More Summary
On September 21, hundreds of thousands joined the People’s Climate March in New York. While the marchers were diverse, it was diversity among liberals and leftists. The anti-globalization, anti-corporate, anti-agribusiness, socialist, and labor activists were all there in large numbers, making a lot of noise. read more
This is the sort of stuff that just makes you want to scream. From Oil Sands Fact Check, comes this interview with Bill McKibben: http://oilsandsfactcheck.org/2014/09/25/video-the-truth-about-the-anti-keystone-xl-rockefeller-brothers-fund/...Show More Summary
Truthdig columnist Chris Hedges, activist Bill McKibben, journalist Naomi Klein, Seattle City Councilwoman Kshama Sawant, Sen. Bernie Sanders and public radio talk show host Brian Lehrer spoke in a panel discussion the night before the People’s Climate March in New York City this month.
The New York City transit system received a huge influx of passengers for the People's Climate March, organized by 350.org, an environmental organization led by a group including author Bill McKibben. Over 400,000 people participated in what is being noted as the world's largest climate demonstration in history. Show More Summary