Stories by Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, the founder of 350.org, an international climate campaign, and the winner of the 2014 Right Livelihood Award. subscribe to Bill McKibben's feed

Posted on: Jan 19, 2016, Source: TomDispatch

The momentum of two centuries of fossil fuel development means new projects keep emerging in a zombie-like fashion.

Posted on: Dec 4, 2015, Source: Yale Environment 360

Keystone XL may have been rejected, but public pressure is still needed to force politicians to take the next critical climate actions.

Posted on: Oct 15, 2015, Source: The Guardian

The truth of Exxon’s complicity in global warming must to be told — how they knew about climate change decades ago but chose to help kill our planet.

Posted on: May 8, 2015, Source: Huffington Post

It could, if we set our minds to it, be the decade when the planet's use of fossil fuels peaks and then rapidly declines.

Posted on: May 1, 2015, Source: YES! Magazine

In his memoir, Gus Speth talks about his work to end climate change and why it's time for a new environmental movement.

Posted on: Feb 16, 2015, Source: Henry Holt

We are the first people on earth who have no practical need of our neighbors. That has to change.

Posted on: Jan 7, 2015, Source: The Guardian

"No one’s going to believe that any of these fights are impossible any more."

Posted on: Nov 12, 2014, Source: Huffington Post

President Obama is writing an IOU to be cashed by future presidents and Congresses.

Posted on: Oct 27, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

To an increasingly disillusioned environmental movement, blocking Keystone looks like Obama's last chance.

Posted on: Apr 7, 2013, Source: Tom Dispatch

We lack the decades needed for the Dems' positions to “evolve” along with the polling numbers.

Posted on: Jan 6, 2013, Source: TomDispatch

Unless we act fairly soon in response to the timetable set by physics, there’s not much reason to act at all.

Posted on: Oct 29, 2012, Source: Democracy Now!

Bill McKibben says we've got to put the fossil fuel industry front and center if we're going to avert catastrophe

Posted on: Sep 6, 2012, Source: Yale Environment 360

This summer has seen record heat waves and wildfires, the worst flooding in Beijing’s modern history, and droughts that devastated the U.S. corn crop and led India to set up “refugee camps” for livestock. These were not freak occurrences -- this is how the earth works now.

Posted on: Apr 5, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com

We must stop subsidizing the fossil-fuel industry.

Posted on: Feb 9, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com

Telling the truth about climate change would require pulling away the biggest punchbowl in history. That's why the fight is so pitched.

Posted on: Feb 7, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com

Here are the facts: The business models at the center of our economy are in the deepest possible conflict with physics and chemistry.

Posted on: Jan 5, 2012, Source: TomDispatch.com

2011's successful protests show how hope can change the system.

Posted on: Nov 16, 2011, Source: TomDispatch.com

Romney not only flip-flopped to the side of climate denial, but did so less than six months after he had said no less definitively that the world's getting warmer.

Posted on: Nov 10, 2011, Source: AlterNet

The American people spoke loudly about climate change and the president responded.

Posted on: Aug 31, 2011, Source: TruthOut.org

Now that there is no real chance of political action in the next year or two, a real opportunity exists to build a powerful, angry movement, in the USA and around the world.

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