Stories by Bill McKibben

Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org, an international climate campaign. subscribe to Bill McKibben's feed

Posted on: Oct 23, 2009, Source: Yes! Magazine and TruthDig

Bill McKibben believes we must reduce our carbon emissions immediately, or else face disaster. Chris Hedges says that until we defeat corporate power, we can't address anything.

Posted on: Oct 16, 2009, Source: Mother Jones

The political method has not worked so well. In fact it's lurching toward something between abject and embarrassing failure. Let's try something else.

Posted on: Feb 24, 2009, Source: Yale Environment 360

With thousands of big names and small gathering, the first massive protest of its kind against global warming will put the heat on DC.

Posted on: Jan 20, 2009, Source: AlterNet

There are moments in a nation's -- and a planet's -- history when it may be necessary for some to break the law in order to push for its correction.

Posted on: Nov 5, 2008, Source: Yale Environment 360

The bills are coming due. And not just from a failed Bush presidency, but from 200 years of burning fossil fuel.

Posted on: May 11, 2008, Source: TomDispatch.com

If we want to preserve a planet similar to that on which civilization developed, we've got to cut CO2 emissions.

Posted on: Mar 14, 2008, Source: YES! Magazine

Either we build real community -- with mass transit and local food -- or we will go down clinging to the wreckage of our privatized society.

Posted on: Dec 3, 2007, Source: Grist.org

It has long since become too busy, too expensive, too centered around acquiring that which we do not need.

Posted on: Nov 26, 2007, Source: Orion Magazine

Wasted heat, one of the country's largest potential sources of power, is pouring out of smokestacks every day.

Posted on: Oct 23, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Three presidential candidates just got on board with the Step It Up campaign.

Posted on: Oct 7, 2007, Source: New York Review of Books

A review of controversial books on climate change and the environmental movement by Bjørn Lomborg and Ted Nordhaus and Michael Shellenberger.

Posted on: Oct 5, 2007, Source: Grist.org

If you want to know where your congressperson stands on climate change, invite him/her to the Step It Up rally.

Posted on: Sep 27, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Gather your neighbors and ask politicians to join Step It Up 2 and explain their stance on climate change.

Posted on: Aug 10, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Circle Nov. 3, 2007, on your calendar: It's the next big date in the fight to get America to finally do something about climate change.

Posted on: Apr 15, 2007, Source: Grist.org

It's official: Step It Up was a raging success, with 1,400 climate events around the U.S.

Posted on: Apr 11, 2007, Source: In These Times

On April 14, in the largest-ever demonstration against climate change, people around the country will call for the United States to reduce carbon emissions by 80 percent. So invite your friends and join the party.

Posted on: Apr 10, 2007, Source: Grist.org

America is faced with a crucial choice about our future. We can choose positive action this weekend by joining the biggest rally to fight climate change.

Posted on: Apr 4, 2007, Source: Grist.org

The Supreme Court's decision this week that global warming is a problem the EPA can't ignore any longer should be an incentive for the rest of us to keep up the political pressure.

Posted on: Mar 26, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Where does a new consensus come from? How does the zeitgeist suddenly start to shift?

Posted on: Mar 21, 2007, Source: Mother Jones

The formula of human well-being used to be simple: Make money, get happy. So why is the old axiom suddenly turning on us?

Posted on: Mar 15, 2007, Source: Grist.org

How climate activists can put aside "business as usual" to win the race against time.

Posted on: Mar 6, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Two of America's leading environmental writers join the protest movement against climate change.

Posted on: Feb 27, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Understanding the power of the Internet for progressive organizing.

Posted on: Feb 22, 2007, Source: Grist.org

People in the Midwest are learning that ethanol will not be enough to fight global warming.

Posted on: Feb 12, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Musicians and artists add their voices to the fight against climate change.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2007, Source: Grist.org

As climate concern spreads, the Step It Up campaign is ready to seize the moment.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Bush still isn't stepping up on climate, so we're going to do it ourselves.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Introducing a brand-new, mass-protest climate movement for 2007.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2007, Source: Grist.org

Americans start rallying around the idea of April 2007 climate demonstrations.

Posted on: Feb 6, 2007, Source: Grist.org

You know climate concern has gone mainstream when sororities get on board.

Posted on: Dec 7, 2006, Source: OnEarth Magazine

A review of author Jacques Leslie's new book, which lays bare the high environmental and social price that people in the developing world often pay for damming their rivers.

Posted on: Nov 3, 2006, Source: The New York Review of Books and TomDispatch

Several new books explore technological innovations and the need for radical lifestyle overhaul in the race against time to save the planet.

Posted on: Oct 3, 2006, Source: OnEarth Magazine

Evangelical Christians are increasingly part of the movement to protect God's green Earth.

Posted on: Nov 7, 2005, Source: Orion Magazine

Communities will -- hopefully -- stabilize after decreasing their dependence on the overstretched, oil-dependent supply lines that mark our globalized economy.

Posted on: Oct 24, 2005, Source: Prairie Writers Circle

It's time for the denial to end, but Washington is governed by a bipartisan consensus that somehow the laws of physics and chemistry don’t apply to us.

Posted on: Sep 22, 2005, Source: The American Prospect

Why a new approach to global warming would make for a better politics -- and planet.

Posted on: Apr 24, 2005, Source: Grist.org

What the warming world needs now is art, sweet art.

Posted on: Jan 27, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Dispatch No. 3 from a climate-change conference: No one knows what's going to work next, but it's clear that 'more of the same' is not a very wise strategy.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Dispatch No. 2 from a climate-change conference: The battle of values has been won, at least for the moment, and not by us.

Posted on: Jan 26, 2005, Source: Grist.org

Dispatch #1 from a climate-change conference: Why has the United States lagged behind the rest of the planet when it comes to global warming, and how we might catch up?

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