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On Earth Day: Five Questions for Bill McKibben

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

The Scientific Method

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....

Sanders and Clinton on Climate Change

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-Frac…

IT’S LIKE THE WHOLE THING IS BASED ON LIES: Climate Campaigner Bill McKibben’s Misleading Anti-Fracking Crusade.

Bill McKibben’s Misleading New Chemistry

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

Private investors a key element in the drive to keep most fossil fuels in the ground

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

Open thread for night owls—McKibben: Our leaders were so wrong to think fracking would rescue us

At The Nation, Bill McKibben writes—Our leaders thought fracking would save our climate. They were wrong. Very wrong. An excerpt: There’s one greenhouse gas everyone knows about: carbon dioxide, which is what you get when you burn fossil fuels. Show More Summary

McKibben Gets One Right!

(Steven Hayward) Multiple Power Line Green Weenie Award winner Bill McKibben, who puts the “fan” in “fanatic,” is out with a new article attacking the Obama Administration for tolerating fracking. But it’s the cover note from his publicist...Show More Summary

Investors Urge Oil Companies to Stress Test Portfolios Against Two Degree Scenario

Earlier this month Bill McKibben wrote that “Across the northern hemisphere, the temperature, if only for a few hours, apparently crossed a line: it was more than two degrees Celsius above “normal” for the first time in recorded history.”...Show More Summary

New research uncovers the ‘myths’ behind aviation’s climate change crisis

From the UNIVERSITY OF SURREY and the “I’ll believe air travel pollution is a big climate problem when Bill McKibben and Leo DiCaprio stop flying around the world to tell us how bad it is” department. Reliance on technological solutions in cutting emissions are ‘myths’ propagating inaction by industry and government Damaging emissions from aviation…

The digging never ends: It’s not just what ExxonMobil did, it’s what it’s doing

ExxonMobil's never-ending big dig is flooding the Earth with fossil fuels, Bill McKibben explains

The digging never ends: It’s not just what ExxonMobile did, it’s what it’s doing

ExxonMobil's never-ending big dig is flooding the Earth with fossil fuels, Bill McKibben explains

Exxon-Mobil’s past Crimes against the Earth are nothing Compared to its Present Ones

By Bill McKibben | ( Tomdispatch.com ) | – – Here’s the story so far. We have the chief legal representatives of the eighth and 16th largest economies on Earth (California and…

Open thread for night owls: Exxon prepared for climate change while discrediting climate scientists

2 months agoUS Politics / Liberal : Daily Kos

Bill McKibben at The Nation writes— Exxon Mobil has used climate science to prepare for its future while simultaneously discrediting it: Here’s the story so far. We have the chief legal representatives of the eighth- and 16th-largest...Show More Summary

Exxon’s Never-Ending Big Dig

2 months agoNews : Truthdig

By Bill McKibben / TomDispatch As bad as Exxon has been in the past, what it’s doing now—entirely legally—is helping push the planet over the edge and into the biggest crisis in the entire span of the human story.

Tomgram: Bill McKibben, It's Not Just What Exxon Did, It's What It's Doing

Here’s the story so far. We have the chief legal representatives of the eighth and 16th largest economies on Earth (California and New York) probing the biggest fossil fuel company on Earth (ExxonMobil), while both Democratic presidential...Show More Summary

How Green Is Thy Planet?

(Steven Hayward) Deciding which is the greatest single blunder of the climatistas is a difficult contest, because you have so much to choose from. Aside from their dreadful leading spokesspecies (Al Gore, Bill McKibben, Robert F. Kennedy...Show More Summary

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