The environmental activist has some advice for the candidate. Bill McKibben writes at Grist that it's time Hillary Clinton got serious about climate change. He tells her why she's not getting support from environmentalists and what she could do about it. Show More Summary
In an open letter in Grist, Bill McKibben, putative leader of the climate change movement, challenged Hillary Clinton to "use her political capital to overturn America's energy paradigm -- not slowly, around the margins, but quicklyShow More Summary
In an open letter to Hillary Clinton, Bill McKibben lays out exactly why she needs to put climate change at the center of her campaign -- and how she can win with it.
In an open letter to President Obama, Bill McKibben argues that the White House should take strong steps to change the carbon game -- right now.
What happens when a nonstop climate campaigner, Bill McKibben, has a beer with a nonstop blogger on climate skepticism, Anthony Watts?
Guest essay by Eric Worrall One point struck me, reading Anthony’s fascinating account of his meeting with Bill McKibben. Bill, whose primary expertise is writing, appears to have an almost magical view of what computers can do. Computers are amazing, remarkable, incredibly useful, but they are not magic. As an IT expert with over 25…
About a month ago I got an e-mail from Bill McKibben telling me that he would be in my town to do a presentation on June 5th. He wanted to know if he could meet with me and just sit down over a beer and talk about things. I jumped at the chance. This photo…
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.