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How to Save the Planet From Donald Trump

Click here for reuse options! It’s quite possible that we’ve lost our best chance to combat climate change, writes Bill McKibben, but we must try to contain the damage. We’re going to be dealing with an onslaught of daily emergencies during the Trump years. Show More Summary

Open thread for night owls: Bill McKibben delivers the first Jonathan Schell lecture

Bill McKibben has written  15 books, most recently  Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist. Now a scholar in residence at Middlebury College, he co-founded 350.org, the largest global grassroots organizing campaign on climate change. Show More Summary

Bill McKibben: Trump's Presidency Comes When the Warming World Can Least Afford It

Click here for reuse options! The World Meteorological Organization has reported that the five years from 2011 to 2015 were the hottest on record On the same day Donald Trump was elected, the World Meteorological Organization reported...Show More Summary

Rise Up Against Climate Change

We Don’t Need a ‘War’ on Climate Change, We Need a Revolution Eric S. Godoy and Aaron Jaffe, October 31. 2016 (NY Times) “… Bill McKibben, the unofficial spokesperson of the climate movement in the United States, points to territoryShow More Summary

Standing Rock and the World vs Big Oil

Bill McKibben has an op-ed in the NYTimes on the latest global warming flash point and human rights atrocity in the making in North Dakota. A clip:.... Originally, the pipeline was supposed to cross the Missouri just north of Bismarck,...Show More Summary

Democracy Now! — Friday, Sept. 30, 2016

[audio src="http://traffic.libsyn.com/democracynow/dn2016-0930-1.mp3"] "We are under attack from climate change -- and our only hope is to mobilize like we did in WWII," says Bill McKibben,... This is content summary only. Please visit Planet Waves for full links, other content, and more!

The Fossil Fuel Industry Is Ignoring the Climate Crisis

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Kieran Cooke / Climate News Network Eminent U.S. environmentalist Bill McKibben warns that fossil fuel use is destroying the planet, and calls for curbs on the political power of the oil industry.

Battle Cry For Climate Isn't Enough

For at least a decade, I've been a huge fan of Bill McKibben, thought leader for the climate movement. But his most recent article in The New Republic, "A World at War," fell short for me. Subtitled "We're under attack from climate change...Show More Summary

The Numbers On Hotcoldwetdry Are Scarier Than We Thought Or Something

The always unhinged Bill McKibben, who uses vast amounts of fossil fuels to travel the globe and attend anti-fossil fuels demonstrations is out with a new unhinged pronouncement Recalculating the

Standing Rock Sioux Protest

Per reader request, here’s some info on the Standing Rock Sioux protest – apparently the biggest Native American protest in decades – and a thread to discuss it. Bill McKibben offers a good backgrounder in The New Yorker: This week, thousands of Native Americans, from more than a hundred tribes, have camped out on the Standing […]

Bill McKibben: Hillary Clinton needs to speak out on Standing Rock

3 months agoHealth : LA Times: Health

The argument that wary progressives should fall in line behind Hillary Clinton boils down to two points. First: Donald Trump is terrible. Second: The Democratic platform is great, and maybe there’s a chance she’ll pay attention to it. So far argument No. 1 is holding. Every red-faced bullying speech...

Bill McKibben: Why We Need A World War III Approach To Energy And Climate Change

Author and climate activist suggests society needs to address climate change more aggressively as if we are mobilizing for a third world war.

BILL MCKIBBEN: We Need The Moral Equivalent Of War On Climate Change. I agree, and as my first a…

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 […]

Bill McKibben Goes Full Jackboot on Climate Change

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 launches ‘Our Revolution’ with electoral targets — and a few critics left behind

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 Climate Change War?

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

QUICK NEWS, August 15: It’s Not LIKE A World War – It IS One; Solar Jobs To Unemployed Vets, Oil & Gas Workers; Buy New Energy Anywhere

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

Abbreviated pundit round-up: Stalking Bill McKibben; GOP's voter suppression backfired

4 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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