BILL MCKIBBEN: We Need The Moral Equivalent Of War On Climate Change. I agree, and as my first act of wartime sacrifice, I vote to ban air-conditioning in Washington, DC. For my second act of wartime sacrifice, I vote to raise taxes on coastal cities. And I don’t want to hear any backtalk. This is […]
Guest essay by Eric Worrall Bill McKibben wants the world to wage war against Climate Change, by giving governments full wartime powers to seize private property and coerce businesses into supporting the effort, and with strict government control of the economy. A WORLD at WAR We’re under attack from climate change—and our only hope is…
Bernie Sanders launched his long-awaited post-primary movement, Our Revolution, with the fanfare of a presidential campaign. He was introduced by the environmentalist Bill McKibben, who described Sanders as "the most popular politician in America" with plenty of unfinished tasks. For a full hour, Sanders told an audience in Burlington, Vt. — and tens of thousands […]
Is it useful to think of climate change as a “world war”? David Roberts, August 18, 2016 (Vox) Editor’s note: This piece and the one it references should be read in full. “Bill McKibben — author, activist, mensch, and, though he would...Show More Summary
It’s Not LIKE A World War – It IS One A World At War; We’re under attack from climate change—and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII. Bill McKibben, August 15, 2016 (The New Republic) Editor’s note: This lengthy articleShow More Summary
Richard Wolffe at The Guardian writes—For Donald Trump, this was more than a terrible week. It was a turning point: Trump has demolished his campaign, his brand and his party. He has squandered his vice-presidential pick and his convention, and several battleground states along with them. Show More Summary
For the past few months, when they dare venture out to the supermarket, to church, or to a climate rally, Bill McKibben, Tom Steyer, and other climate activists are being stalked by a team of GOP -trained camera operators. The so-called...Show More Summary
Dear Bill, Please accept my belated congratulations on your appointment to the Democratic Party's 2016 National Platform Committee. As you wryly acknowledged at the opening of the first day of hearings on June 8th, you are now that rare and most valuable of things: a radical within the system. Show More Summary
Environmentalist pioneer Bill McKibben spoke with TriplePundit about the political barriers that threaten climate change policy as we approach the November elections.
In a video posted to Vine, respected author and climate change campaigner Bill McKibben turns for just a second or two to eyeball the person holding the camera, before turning his gaze back to the front of the room. There is no context...Show More Summary
What if President Barack Obama's biggest achievement on climate change was actually a total failure? That's the central argument of a recent story in the Nation by Bill McKibben, a journalist and environmental activist. "If you get the...Show More Summary
Originally published on Gas2. Two of the world’s leading authorities on the effect fossil fuels have on global warming had a lot to say this week. Elon Musk was the featured guest at the World Energy Innovation Forum on Wednesday. That’s not surprising, since it was held at the Tesla factory in Fremont, California. Show More Summary
Their first targets: Leonardo DiCaprio, Bill McKibben, and Tom Steyer.
This interview is the first in a new series at Daily Kos called Five Questions. That’s how many we’ll be seeking answers for from a wide variety of politically engaged people, both the renowned and some you’ve probably never heard of. Since it’s Earth Day, I’ve asked five questions of environmental activist, thinker, and educator Bill McKibben. Show More Summary
Two years ago, Bill McKibben suggested that America’s climate scientists should go on strike: [A]t this point it’s absurd to keep asking the scientific community to churn out more reports....
Recently two liberal activists have publicly stated their positions in the Democratic presidential primary: Bill McKibben endorsed Sanders and Tom Hayden endorsed Clinton. With the campaigns moving into territory...
IT’S LIKE THE WHOLE THING IS BASED ON LIES: Climate Campaigner Bill McKibben’s Misleading Anti-Fracking Crusade.
One could be excused for concluding, upon reading Bill McKibben’s latest anti-fracking jeremiad in the Nation, that a new Harvard study released in February has found that US methane emissions over the last decade have risen due to increasing natural gas production. Show More Summary
The three-year-old fossil-fuel divestment movement, initiated by Bill McKibben and other climate activists, has been fairly successful at getting institutions—foundations, municipalities, universities and pension funds—to divest fossil fuels from their stock portfolios. Show More Summary