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Los Angeles could become the next city to sue fossil fuel companies over climate change

When New York City announced last week that it would be suing five of the world’s most powerful fossil fuel companies for their role in creating — and perpetuating — global warming, environmental activist Bill McKibben lauded the move as “a major tipping point” in the movement to companies accountable for climate change. Now, the […]

The Movement to Divest from Fossil Fuels Gains Momentum

Bill McKibben discusses how New York’s recent decision to divest its pension funds from fossil fuels, at both the state and city levels, will affect the global battle against climate change.

What We Can Learn From About Effective Social Change

The fossil fuels divestment effort founded by Bill McKibben seems to some to have been a failure, but it dramatically re-framed the terms of the debate. “We need to view the fossil-fuel industry in a new light. It has become a rogue industry, reckless like no other force on Earth. It is Public Enemy Number One to the survival of our planetary civilization.” Read Full Story

Books of The Times: A Polite Drive for Secession in ‘Radio Free Vermont’

The well-known environmentalist Bill McKibben turns his hand to satire in this novel about an old-school radio host who falls backward into the revolution business.

Nebraska Sort of Approves the Keystone Pipeline

Bill McKibben writes about the Nebraska Public Service Commission’s vote to permit Keystone XL to cross the state on its way from the Alberta tar sands to the Gulf Coast.

Climate Clock Ticking: It’s Time BHP Stopped Funding Deniers, Says Bill McKibben

As the ‘Great Australian’ prepares for its AGM this morning, legendary climate activist and founder and senior adviser for Bill McKibben pens a passionate plea for the mining giant to get ‘out of the abusive relationship’ it’s in with another not-so-great-Australian. If BHP had a personal Facebook page, its relationship status would be… “it’s [...]Show More Summary

Why Governor Jerry Brown Was Booed at the Bonn Climate Summit

Bill McKibben discusses the California governor Jerry Brown’s recent speech at the COP23 climate summit, in Bonn, Germany, and the failure of many government leaders around the world to consider the problem of fossil-fuel supply.

100% Renewable Electricity Possible By 2050 Researchers Tell COP 23. Bill McKibben Says We Must Do More

Researchers told those attending the COP 23 climate summit in Bonn this week that all the world's electrical needs could be met by renewables by 2050. Activist Bill McKibben says the world must do more -- much more.

Researchers Tell COP23 Conference 100% Renewable Energy Is Possible By 2050. Bill McKibben Thinks We Must Do More.

Researchers told the COP 23 conference in Bonn that it is entirely possible for the world to transition to 100% renewable energy by 2050, and that would create 36 million new jobs, but activist Bill McKibben doubts governments have the political will to make that happen.

Tuesday New Release Day: Gurba; Willis-Abdurraqib; Pochoda; McKibben; Homer; Weiner

Out this week: Mean by Myriam Gurba; They Can’t Kill Us Until They Kill Us by Hanif Willis-Abdurraqib; Wonder Valley by Ivy Pochoda; Radio Free Vermont by Bill McKibben; a new translation of Homer’s The Odyssey; and Heather, the Totality by Matthew Weiner. Show More Summary

Republicans who respect climate science need to speak up on protecting Arctic refuge

To the editor: Thanks to Bill McKibben for reminding us that our natural open spaces are more important than ever for maintaining a habitable planet. (“Just say ‘no’ to Arctic Refuge drilling,” Opinion, Oct. 23) His reference to the bipartisan Climate Solutions Caucus in the House is especially...

A seemingly symbolic action shifted the climate change debate

On the face of it, environmentalist Bill McKibben's international climate campaign to have universities divest fossil fuel assets had limited success. Only a handful of institutions pledged to divest and it didn't affect the stocks of fossil fuel companies.

At Once Distant and Very Close: The Millions Interviews Bill McKibben

There’s a dwindling number of us who can remember life before the Internet, and there’s almost no one who can remember life before the saturation of television. The post At Once Distant and Very Close: The Millions Interviews Bill McKibben appeared first on The Millions.

Bill McKibben: I Quit When Si Newhouse Bought The New Yorker. I Was Wrong

3 months agoArts : Modern Art Notes

Si Newhouse seems to have decided that the New Yorker was worth protecting, and that the way to protect it was to get out of the way. Remnick has written that he was left alone to manage the magazine. If it has become more business-savvy, sponsoring festivals and so on in a way that would have embarrassed […]

The ‘Climate Change’ Threat Is Here Or Something

Excitable Bill McKibben is being excitable. It wasn’t all that long ago that Warmists were proclaiming that the threat from anthropogenic climate change was something that would be coming in

New Yorker Writer Tries, Fails to Escape Trump in Alaskan Wilderness

DONALD TRUMP!!!...Sloooowly I turned...step by step..... Poor Bill McKibben. The former New Yorker staff writer couldn't get Donald Trump out of his mind so, in order to keep from going out of his mind, McKibben took a trip to the Alaskan wilderness. Show More Summary

I Went All the Way to the Alaskan Wilderness to Escape Donald Trump, But You Don’t Have To

Bill McKibben describes how a recent trip to the Alaskan wilderness allowed him to disengage from the President’s chatter and think about how to oppose the Administration’s damaging agenda.

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