Stories by Bill McKibben

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

Posted on: Feb 7, 2012, Source:

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:

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

Posted on: Nov 16, 2011, Source:

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:

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.

Posted on: Aug 25, 2011, Source:

After being arrested protesting the Keystone XL pipeline, activist Bill McKibben shares what he learned.

Posted on: Jul 27, 2011, Source: Huffington Post

If you sweated through last week's record heat, if you watched the Mississippi swallow your town -- then Tim DeChristopher acted for you.

Posted on: Jul 14, 2011, Source:

Unless we can convince Obama to say no to the tar sands pipeline, we're going to be igniting a massive carbon bomb.

Posted on: Jun 21, 2011, Source: AlterNet

It seems that Obama thinks global warming is a second-tier problem -- let's change his mind.

Posted on: Jun 2, 2011, Source:

It's time for Obama to say no to the fossil fuel wish list.

Posted on: Apr 25, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Praying for rain will be little help while Texas politicians work to deny global warming and prevent the changes that might actually deal with their troubles.

Posted on: Apr 18, 2011, Source: AlterNet

"We will never have as much money as the oil companies, so we need a different currency to work in. We need bodies, we need creativity, we need spirit."

Posted on: Apr 8, 2011, Source: AlterNet

We need to rebuild the kind of mass movement that marked 1970: bodies, passion, and creativity are the currencies we can compete in. It's not impossible.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2011, Source: The Guardian

We are remaking the world, and quickly; we are stumbling into a new way of thinking about disaster, where neither God nor nature, but man is to blame.

Posted on: Mar 22, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Though the Chamber claims to represent all of American business, their constituency is really that handful of huge dinosaur companies that would rather lobby than adapt.

Posted on: Mar 13, 2011, Source: GreenBiz

The Kochs are right up there now with the great plutocrats of American history, a 21st century version of the robber barons.

Posted on: Mar 7, 2011, Source: AlterNet

Tim DeChristopher took a brave and lonely stand; it's time to make sure that in the future bravery comes in bigger quantities.

Posted on: Mar 1, 2011, Source: AlterNet

After Glenn Beck calls McKibben's organization part of the "communistic" conspiracy, the writer and environmental activist does some soul searching.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2011, Source:

Money pollution is the single biggest reason that, as the planet swelters through the warmest years in history, we have yet to take any real action as a nation on global warming.

Posted on: Feb 2, 2011, Source: AlterNet

For two decades now we've been ignoring the impassioned pleas of scientists that our burning of fossil fuels was a bad idea. And now we're paying a heavy price.