Dialogues on the Environment: Q&A with Bill McKibben

Conservancy Talk

First in the series is my conversation with writer and environmentalist Bill McKibben. Bill is founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org , which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in nearly 200 countries in the past four years. Mark Tercek: Thanks Bill.

Bill McKibben: The IPCC still underestimates the situation

Green Blog

Bill McKibben, Co-founder of 350.org and – dare I say it – one of the most famous climate activist, has given his opinion about the latest IPCC assessment report on climate change.

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If Bill McKibben's A Communist, Call Me Alexandra Kollontai

Green Prophet

Sadly, he’s no match for our witty friend Bill McKibben. The question is, why has Glenn targeted Bill – one of the world’s most respected people and the first to sound a very important and very loud alarm about the state of our planet?

New Divestment Campaign Targets the Gates Foundation

Sightline Daily

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McKibben To Environment Movement: ‘Be More Confrontational’

Green Prophet

I speak to the recently arrested environmental author Bill McKibben, who insists that campaigners need to be more confrontational about their demands (and start wearing ties). I think it’s fairly safe to say that Bill McKibben has had an eventful couple of weeks.

Middle East Joins Worldwide Campaign For Greener Transport (Photos)

Green Prophet

Bill Mckibben who leads the green organisation 350.org said in a recent interview that he was happily surprised at the level of support the Middle East has shown on environmental issues in the past.

Carbon Omission

Wend Magazine

Magazine and Bill McKibben: Climate Denialists on the Ropes: Unfortunately, so is the planet.

We Won. You Won - from Bill McKibben


This one, very fittingly , is a message from Bill McKibben. We are loving this feeling. So seldom in this business of climate change are there wins.To us this is so much better than a royal wedding !Happy Happy to run these stories all day if you want to keep sending them!

Bill McKibben Brings the Divestment Campaign to New Zealand


Bill McKibben is one of the most endearing speakers you could hope to hear. From his quiet humour to his logic to his message of despair and hope both at once it is so worth hearing. he is funny, bright, strangely humble and making things happen.

Book Review: Oil and Honey by Bill McKibben

Green Living Ideas

Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist by Bill McKibben is a revelation– and a joy– to read. Though I’ve read McKibben’s groundbreaking work in the past, this book reads differently, and strikes a different cord.

The Important Thing To Do Is Stay Calm

10,000 Birds

Or so says Bill McKibben in this very tongue-in-cheek opinion piece that appeared last week in The Washington Post. Seriously, when will the American public wake up to the fact that climate change is happening and humans are the driving force behind it? It is getting embarrassing… a. Asides

2C + 565 + 2,795 is only part of the story

Green Blog

I’ve been asked by several folks to comment on the recent Bill McKibben feature column in Rolling Stone magazine that has caused quite a stir. First, climate is only half the problem, the one both Gore and McKibben have chosen to focus on.

Connecting the Dots- A Letter From Bill McKibben


On 5/5, all around the world, we’ll be Connecting the Dots on climate change. The day will begin in the Marshall Islands, where our friends are taking their cameras underwater for a rally against the backdrop of their endangered coral reef.

Green Christians Fights Climate Injustice

Green Prophet

In fact, some environmental leaders such as Bill McKibben (who is a Christian) have already called on environmental and faith organisations to get together to halt runaway global warming. Religion Bill McKibben Christian Christianity climate action faith protests social change

Why the Middle East Should Definitely Support America’s Keystone XL Pipeline Protests

Green Prophet

Bill McKibben isn’t the kind of guy who takes getting arrested lightly. Bill McKibben from 350.org, who we have interviewed on Green Prophet, is behind one of the largest civil disobedience efforts to take hold of America in far too long.

Meet Bill McKibben – the man who crushed the Keystone XL pipeline

Green Blog

Bill McKibben is a man whom many people consider to be a “superstar" of the global environmental movement – or at least one of the top environmental leaders in the US today. McKibben is the man behind the successful + 350.org movement and global events such as the “Moving Planet Day of Action” last year. And more recently McKibben has played a key role in the Keystone XL pipeline protests.

Bill McKibben -12 Minutes on Climate Change You Won't Want to Miss


Bill McKibben Talks Climate Change and 350.org with Colbert

Eco Chic

Bill McKibben. I LOVE Colbert, and I am a long-time Bill McKibben fan; his new organization, 350.org is fighting climate change by encouraging initiatives that bring carbon down to 350ppm or lower (we are at 390 right now), which is the safe level for continued healthy and prosperous life on Earth. Tags: Culture X News X Politics X climate change Colbert comedy mckibben tv The Colbert Report. Mon – Thurs 11:30pm / 10:30c. www.colbertnation.com.

The U.S. Congress could pass pro Keystone XL bill today

Green Blog

And on Friday the Republicans fresh from the midterm elections victory voted on a bill directing the Obama Administration to direct the controversial Keystone XL pipeline project. One such Democrat is Mary Landrieu, who as a Keystone XL supporter, is expected to vote for the bill.

The Green Buzz: Monday, April 1

Conservancy Talk

Climate crusader Bill McKibben has some thoughts on how businesses can help combat global warming. Business Climate Science & Research Environmental News Global Warming Health Insects The Green Buzz antarctic ice growth Antarctica bike commuting and health Bill McKibben bke commuting businesses and climate change Christian Science Monitor Climate Change global warming GreenBiz Grist hemp monarch butterfly Mongabay YaleE360

Margaret Wente on Karevia and the ‘Enviro-Optimists’

Nature Conservancy - Science

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How Siberia’s methane craters affect the whole planet

Green Prophet

While more research needs to be done before we can jump to hasty conclusions, the details surrounding the craters that suddenly emerged in Siberia point to a climatic disaster of epic proportions, the kind Bill McKibben from 350.org has been warning us about for decades.

Walk The Talk Show’s Best Videos for Earth Day.

Elephant Journal

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Why We Underestimate the Earth and Overestimate Ourselves


In his 2010 book, Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet , environmental scholar and activist Bill McKibben writes of a planet so devastated by global warming that it’s no longer recognizable as the Earth we once inhabited. ” The Eaarth that McKibben describes

Dubai’s Greener Future Begins Now At the Dubai Global Energy Forum

Green Prophet

On the other side of our warming planet, a significant gathering of 5,000 activists led by Bill McKibben will gather across from the United States White House to protest soft energy policies by the world’s largest emitter of carbon dioxide emissions.

Revealed: Bill Gates charity has $1.4bn in fossil fuel investments

Green Blog

It’s been revealed that the Gates Foundation, run by Bill and Melinda Gates, has held at least $1.4 The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation is one of the world’s largest charities with an endowment of $42.3 But apparently, both Bill and Melinda have missed that their investments in oil, gas and coal helps fuel the climate change – a crisis which they themselves deem to be a serious threat. “At The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation has so far declined to comment on this story.

Nicholas Stern endorses 350 ppm as “a very sensible long-term target”

Green Blog

Bill McKibben, environmental writer and founder of 350.org , writes : “I think it’s a very sensible long-term target.&# Global Warming 350 350 ppm 435 ppm Bill McKibben climate change climate economist CO2 endorsement Nicholas Stern parts per million runaway climate change

Ice, snow, so where’s the global warming?

Green Blog

In a thoughtful article at HuffingtonPost, environmentalist Bill McKibben explains why climate change is a different kind of problem. Photo credit: laszlo-photo.

Would You Get Arrested to Save the Planet? Take the poll.

Green Prophet

Green Prophet’s eco-hero Bill McKibben tells activists to become more confrontational. McKibben tells Green Prophet’s Arwa that it’s time to be more confrontational, and gets arrested practicing what he’s preached.

Do the Math on Climate Change


The trailer of Bill Mckibben''s "Do the Math".If If you haven''t seen it, do.

NASA study confirms society is on the brink of total collapse

Green Prophet

” Unfortunately, the voices of people like Bill McKibben and former NASA scientist Jim Hansen, who have been warning us for years that we must implement cleaner, renewable energy sources and put limits on fossil fuel extraction, are likely to be overrun by the status quo.

We Are, Essentially, Doomed

10,000 Birds

There is no way you can read this article by Bill McKibben and not be afraid for the world’s – and humanity’s – future. That is, unless you are a climate-change denier in which case you are ignorant, stupid, or getting paid by the fossil fuel industry. Asides

Q&A with Elizabeth Kolbert: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

I also think everyone should read Edward Abbey’s Desert Solitaire , Barry Lopez’s Arctic Dreams , and Bill McKibben’s The End of Nature. Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature.

The World’s Largest Coal Company Just Filed for Bankruptcy

Mother Jones

These are truly dark days for coal. The year started off badly for the industry when Arch Coal, the second-biggest coal producer in the United States, filed for bankruptcy.

Q&A with Andy Revkin: Dialogues on the Environment

Conservancy Talk

At the same time, solutions will be incremental and diverse, what Bill McKibben calls “ silver buckshot.” Mark Tercek is the president and CEO of The Nature Conservancy and author of Nature’s Fortune: How Business and Society Thrive By Investing in Nature.

Write for Sustainability and Win $10,000 in Creative Writing Contest

Green Prophet

I’ve been reading this book edited by Bill McKibben over the last year and it gives the best lessons on how to write on sustainability issues that are in line with the times.

The Billionaire on a Mission to Save the Planet From Trump

Green (Living) Review

Steyer and environmental activist and author Bill McKibben spent a day trudging through the Adirondacks. TOM STEYER ISN’T your average California tree hugger. The former hedge fund manager—number 1,121 on Forbes’ wealthiest people list, with $1.61

A Bad Day For The Environment With More To Come

10,000 Birds

Please take the time to read the full story by Bill McKibben at the New Yorker. “On Wednesday morning, activists from Greenpeace unfurled a massive yellow and orange banner with the word ‘Resist’ on a tall crane behind the White House,” read the NPR story.

Man Bikes 500 Miles for Ethiopia’s Forests

Green Prophet

Spearheaded by 350.org, the umbrella environmental movement co-founded by Bill McKibben , Global Power Shift comprises a growing posse of highly creative, energetic and talented youth who are intent to bring down the world’s most egregious polluters and obstructionist propagandists.

Obama Keystone statement bodes ill for future of climate

Green Blog

Yes, it’s great that the pipeline is dead, and everyone from Bill McKibben and 350.org to every single demonstrator who got this done by leading the charge against the project against all odds, deserves our sincerest and most heartfelt congratulations and gratitude. If President Obama’s thoroughly embarrassing stumbling-block posture at Durban left any doubt about the softness of his conviction on climate change, the Keystone decision has just nailed the notion.