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: 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:

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

Posted on: Jan 27, 2005, Source:

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:

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:

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?

Posted on: Jul 17, 2004, Source: Prairie Writers Circle

What can you do about our deadly dependence on foreign energy, our ever-rising utility bills, and the flood of carbon into the atmosphere? Buy 50 feet of clothesline.

Posted on: May 5, 2004, Source:

In 'The Day After Tomorrow,' Hollywood gives climate change the 'Independence Day' treatment; will this disaster-in-a-day version give everyone the wrong idea?

Posted on: Apr 4, 2004, Source:

Modern environmentalism can fairly be described as an American invention; yet American environmentalists no longer play a leading role of any kind in the world.

Posted on: Mar 31, 2004, Source: OnEarth Magazine

Despite mountains of evidence, the U.S. is the only industrialized nation without a global warming policy. McCain's about-face sheds some light on a GOP loathe to admit that there is a problem.