“There is a tendency at every important but difficult crossroad to pretend that it’s not really there.”
Bill McKibben’s website describes him as an author, educator and environmentalist. He’s also a journalist and has been writing about the impact of global warming for many years. His first book, “The End of Nature” which many consider to be the first book written about global warming for the general public was published in 1989. He’s written extensively since with the latest book, “GWR: The Global Warming Reader” a collection of various writings on climate change, with McKibben providing the editing as well as the introduction.
His work as certainly been recognized and he currently holds the position of Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College. The Boston Globe called him “probably the nation’s leading environmentalist,” and Time described him as “the world’s best green journalist.” He has also been a lead critic against the Keystone XL Pipeline, linking Alberta’s tar sands to the US.
As part of his efforts to fight global warming, McKibben founded 350.org. Its mission is described on the official website as “building a global grassroots movement to solve the climate crisis.” A lofty goal no doubt, but the organization has support from all over the world and continues to grow.
His articles and books are readily available to anyone, but I found a very nice video summarizing what McKibben currently thinks about the fight we’re all facing. Created by the staff at Thought Bubble, it’s only three minutes in length and summarizes things very well in his own words.
Bill McKibben and the staff at 350.org. Just some of the heroes working hard on this critical threat our planet is facing.