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Bizarre Idea: Turning us into dwarves with night vision will save us from climate change

Back in 2012, WUWT reported on professor Liao’s bizarre human genetic engineering proposals to combat climate change – ideas so crazy even Bill McKibben thought they were stupid. Unsurprisingly, the idea is still circulating, even gaining traction among some radical greens. The latest manifestation is a positive review of Liao’s plans in Australia’s mainstream news.…

Climate change activist takes aim at the 'most irresponsible companies in the world'

Three years ago, environmentalist Bill McKibben wrote an article for Rolling Stone that catapulted the divestment movement into popular conversation. But it was a fairly subtle article, slightly hidden in the magazine’s glossy pages It didn’t even earn a cover photo, McKibben recalls. Show More Summary

Climate's Moral Moment: The Pope and Divestment

Back in 2006, when I was a student at Middlebury College in Vermont, a group of friends and I teamed up with Bill McKibben, our "scholar-in-residence" on campus, to organize a walk across the state to call for climate action. It being...Show More Summary

Bill McKibben: Being carbon-foolish cost CalPERS and CalSTRS $5 billion

First they ignore you, then they laugh at you, and then they lose a truckload of money.

What If You Build a Pipeline and There's Nothing to Pump Through It?

Cross-posted with On July 14, 2011, at TomDispatch, Bill McKibben wrote that he and a few other "veteran environmentalists" had issued a call for activists to descend on the White House and "risk arrest to demand something...Show More Summary

More depressed scientists

From the “weepy Bill McKibben” department. Climate alarmists were out rattling their doomsday sandwich boards again, repeating their absurd claim that a few degrees of warming, even if it occurs, may wipe out the human race. According to the Washington Post; What it’s like when your job is to predict the end of humanity As…

On Bill McKibben, The New Yorker & Reducing Carbon On the Electric Grid

Matt Wald The following is a guest post from Matt Wald, senior director of policy analysis and strategic planning at NEI. Follow Matt on Twitter at @MattLWald.Last month Bill McKibben wrote in The New Yorker magazine about a family in...Show More Summary

McKibben to HIllary Clinton: 5 Reasons Why Environmentalists Distrust You -- and How to Fix That

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

Can Election Cash Sway Green Politicians?

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

McKibben to Clinton: Now it’s really time to get serious about climate change

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.

McKibben to Obama: You still have time to be a climate champion — but not much

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.

Dot Earth Blog: A Climate Campaigner (Bill McKibben) and Climate Change Critic (Anthony Watts) Meet in a Bar….

What happens when a nonstop climate campaigner, Bill McKibben, has a beer with a nonstop blogger on climate skepticism, Anthony Watts?

An IT expert’s view on climate modelling

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…

My one-on-one meeting with Bill McKibben

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…

Arctic Drilling Decision: Shell’s Chutzpah, Protesters’ Angst

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.”

The Right Baits The Left To Turn Against Hillary Clinton -

5 months agoNews : Huffington Post

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

Schadenfreude: Obama Sells Out the Environmentalists

(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

NYT Claim: Obama’s catastrophic climate denial

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…

Obama and Shell: Betting on Climate Policy Failure

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

Open thread for night owls. McKibben: Next decade decides how world will look for 1000s of decades

5 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

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

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