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Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming and alternative energy  and advocates for more localized economies. In 2010 the Boston Globe called him "probably the nation's leading environmentalist" and Time magazine described him as "the world's best green journalist. In 2009 he led the organization of 350.org , which coordinated what Foreign Policy magazine called "the largest ever global coordinated rally of any kind," with 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 181 countries. The magazine named him to its inaugural list  of the 100 most important global thinkers, and MSN named him one of the dozen most influential men of 2009. 

His first book, The End of Nature, was published in 1989 by Random House after being serialized in the New Yorker. It is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change. And his latest book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet is about adjusting to a changed world.
He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College.



We’re hot as hell and we’re not going to take it any more
COMMENTARY | August 06, 2010
Senate inaction on global warming leads environmentalist, author and grassroots organizer Bill McKibben to have a Howard Beale moment. He proposes three steps to establish a politics of global warming.

Missing the real drama of the Deepwater Horizon blowout
ASK THIS | June 09, 2010
Beyond the day-to-day news and the political angles, there's an enormous story unfolding about the harm done by fossil fuels, the precariousness of our economy, and the despair and anger the spewing oil has set off across the country, writes environmentalist, author and grassroots organizer Bill McKibben. It's a story about hitting our limits.

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