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. Bill McKibben: I think the most important thing to learn was that it wasn’t really our success — we just helped connect all kinds of people. Bill McKibben: Because the president could actually say: we’re not going to do this.

Bill McKibben's Sermon at The Riverside Church - "God's Taunt"


Bill McKibben explains why nothing is happening on climate change at The Riverside Church


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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! We won. You won. The Keystone XL tar sands pipeline that we’ve been fighting for months has been effectively killed.

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. McKibben says at no other time in history is it more apparent that this global warming is indeed global, and his work with 350.org is grounded in the international.

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. This is a short version of what he said tonight in Auckland at the launch of his Do the Maths Tour from a venue in Auckland which was streamed live to 11 other cities. He continues on to Wellington and Dunedin. This feels important to me.

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.

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. In the text, which was published in The Guardian , McKibben says that scientists have given us the clearest warning of the dangers of global warming yet. “At

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


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

Green Prophet

Sadly, he’s no match for our witty friend Bill McKibben. One of our favorite organizations, 350.org made it on to Glenn Beck’s latest hitlist: for encouraging Egyptians, Jordanians, South Africans, Indians, and Americans around the world to show their commitment to a saner, cleaner future, Bill McKibben and his amazing posse were branded “communistic.&# Chamber of Commerce, which Bill McKibben has recently criticized.

Grim Greenhouse Gas Milestone Dims Hope for Less Climate Change

Green Prophet

One of the most well-known climate scientists and environmental activists, Bill McKibben named his organization 350.org after the percentage of greenhouse gas concentrations that is considered safe for life on earth to continue. Interview: Bracing for a Warmer Planet With Bill McKibben. Climate Bill McKibben Climate Change global warming greenhouse gas emissions

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. Well, according to Bill McKibben the problem is pretty obvious- it’s the the fossil fuel industry. Interview: Bracing For A Warmer Future With Bill Mckibben.

Margaret Atwood and Other Top Writers Pen Climate Change Stories


In the introduction of this book, 350′s founder, environmentalist Bill McKibben , points out that &# Imagination is the key here – until we’ve really understood at some gut level what kind of a threat we’re facing, we’re unlikely to act with enough commitment. Entertainment Print bill mckibben david mitchell margaret atwood tc boyleWhen’s the last time you’ve read a fiction book on climate change? Yeah, I hear the crickets too.

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. Travel & Nature 350.org bicycle Bill McKibben cars green transportation public transportation urban transportation

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

Elephant Journal

Enlightened Society (Politics, Active Citizenship, Social Good) Walk the Talk Show with Waylon Lewis Waylon Lewis (by or about) WAYLON: Today Only #walkthetalkshow Bill McKibben earth-day elephant journal elephantjournal.com environment google green Josh Fox Lester Brown Michael Pollan walk the talk show Walk the Talk Show With Waylon Lewis WAYLON LEWIS: Fave videos There are a ton of challenges facing the earth today, and it''s easy to get discouraged.

New Divestment Campaign Targets the Gates Foundation

Sightline Daily

Bill Gates - OnInnovation.com Interview by OnInnovation used under CC BY-ND 2.0 Bill Gates told Rolling Stone that “climate change is a terrible problem, and it absolutely needs to be solved. Yet the foundation that bears his name—the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation—has invested $1.4 Started by 350.org and Bill McKibben in 2012, the fossil fuel divestment campaign is the fastest-growing divestment campaign ever , with hundreds of chapters around the world.

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. The man who convinced the American public while campaigning for President that he would fight to clean up the country’s appalling environmental record but has since signed off an array of ruinous coal and oil exploration projects, Obama has to approve the bill that would allow TransCanada to build a pipeline that scientists say would set off a massive carbon bomb.

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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 changeWhilst Christians make up a tiny minority of the Middle East’s population, their faith does have a lot to say on climate change.

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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

Human Well-Being People and Conservation Bill McKibben environment environmentalism environmentalist pessimism Keith Kloor Margaret Wente nature catastrophe Nature Conservancy science Nature Conservancy scientist nature optimist nature pessimist Peter Karevia Salt evaporation ponds formed by salt water impounded within levees in former tidelands on the shores of San Francisco Bay. More on how the colors are formed below.)

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. Global Warming Bill McKibben Bolivia climate change climate change deniers climate debt climate deniers cold Cop15 denialism deniers glaciers global warming denialism global warming deniers Greenland ice North Pole snow UN USAPhoto credit: laszlo-photo.

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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

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. Bill, as we know, single-handedly willed 350.org into becoming one of the most influential climate-change movement and organization in the world today, essentially taking the awareness Al Gore created and turning it into significant and creative action.

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.&# McKibben says “Stern is right&# and that his endorsement will “help stiffen the push for real measures&# at the climate talks in Copenhagen this December. Global Warming 350 350 ppm 435 ppm Bill McKibben climate change climate economist CO2 endorsement Nicholas Stern parts per million runaway climate change

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Do the Math on Climate Change


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

Quote of the day

Environmental Economics

  As a global institution, Stanford “knows the havoc that climate change creates around our planet,” Bill McKibben, the president and co-founder of the environmental group 350.org, said in a statement. With campuses around the world : Stanford University announced Tuesday that it would divest its $18.7

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Carbon Omission

Wend Magazine

Magazine and Bill McKibben: Climate Denialists on the Ropes: Unfortunately, so is the planet. And of course, before the was “OAL” there was “Clean Coal” It’s unfortunate that Big Coal has Big Cash to peddle Big BS to further delay little wind, solar, tidal, and geothermal. More on Big Coal BS. From Coal Tattoo: Coal PR firm set up state’s anti-Obama meetings. From Source Watch: Environmental impacts of coal. From Yes!

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World Council of Churches to Divest from World's Dirty Fuels

Green (Living) Review

Bill McKibben, co-founder of 350.org, which has spearheaded the fossil-free divestment movement, celebrated the news. The World Council of Churches reminds us that morality demands thinking as much about the future as about ourselves–and that there’s no threat to the future greater than the unchecked burning of fossil fuels,” said Bill McKibben, the founder of 350.org, a global climate campaign that is supporting the divestment effort.

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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. Our eco-hero Bill McKibben, who has lots of thoughts on ways the Middle East can fight climate change ( which he talks about in our exclusive interview on climate change here ), has recently taken a new stance. McKibben tells Green Prophet’s Arwa that it’s time to be more confrontational, and gets arrested practicing what he’s preached.

New Yorkers go hard against fossil fuels, divest $215.5 billion pension funds from fossil fuels

Green Prophet

So New Yorkers have a lot to celebrate now that their elected mayor Mayor Bill de Blasio declared that he will stop all new fossil fuel projects within and serving the city. We interviewed 350.org founder Bill McKibbens here. New York, home of solar dreamers?

Must Environmentalists and Labor Activists Find Themselves at Odds With Each Other?

Green (Living) Review

Tensions rose in 2011 after the Sierra Club escalated their campaign to close coal plants and 350.org, the climate protection group led by activist Bill McKibben, called for a halt to the Keystone XL Pipeline project. Can We Earn a Living on a Living Planet? The need for jobs, and the ecological limits to growth It has been a tough couple of years in the effort to unite labor, community, and environmental groups, an alliance that has always been strained.

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

Keystone XL -Uniting Lots of groups, and People in Opposition to Stop the Largest Carbon Bomb on the Continent.


David Suzuki, Naomi Klein, James Hansen and Bill McKibben have already called on people to take this issue to the streets and if necessary to civil disobedience. They said. "As As you know, the planet is steadily warming: 2010 was the warmest year on record, and we’ve seen the resulting chaos in almost every corner of the earth. And as you also know, our democracy is increasingly controlled by special interests interested only in their short-term profit.

The Keystone Pipeline -a 1500 Mile Fuse to the Biggest Carbon Bomb on the Continent -Triggering the Final Overheating of Our Planet. Take Action To Stop it


This is the letter from James Hanson, Naomi Klein, Bill McKibben, David Suzuki and others who set out with real clarity the need to stop one of the environmentally devastating projects on earth. Trans Canada is one of the largest companies involved in tar sands exploration has proposed a 1661 mile extension of the Keystone Pipeline from Alberta in Canada to the US oil refineries. The carbon unleashed would be, in their view , the final nail in the Earth's coffin.

Making the Change to Sustainability!


Recently I read a frightening article by Bill McKibben on the state of play in the climate change debate. The article outlined how we are on track for catastrophic climate change (a 4 to 6 degree increase) if China’s planned one thousand plus coal fired power plants come online in the next few years. He also outlined, since 1990 greenhouse gas emissions have risen by more than 58%.

President Nasheed of the Maldives Overthrown by Military. 350.org's Petition is Here


Bill McKibben and 350.Org have mobilised already against the overthrow of Maldives'first democratically elected President , Mohamed Nasheed. Nasheed has been on the frontline of action against climate change because the Maldives' very existence depends on all of us taking action.He has lead the charge to become the first carbon neutral country in the world within 10 years. Here is 350.Org's statement and their call to action.

Forward on Climate Rally Brings out 35,000


Today was one of the best days of my life, because I saw the movement come together finally, big and diverse and gorgeous," 350.org President Bill McKibben tweeted Thousands of people concerned about climate change descended on Washington, D.C., on Sunday.Organisers claim more than 35,000 attendees.

Forward on Climate Rally


And one of the things that’s built it is everybody’s desire to give the president the support he needs to block this Keystone pipeline,” Bill McKibben, president of 350.org, told reporters just before the rally began. Over 35,000 people descended on the National Mall in Washington on Sunday, huddled together against a stinging cold wind to deliver a message of opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline.

New Book Inspires Kids Worried about Climate Change to Positive Action


High-profile support for the venture from some heavy-hitting celebrity environmentalists, including Leonardo DiCaprio, Mark Ruffalo, Naomi Klein, Morgan Fairchild, and Bill McKibben, to name just a few, has put the spotlight on the book. Super-storms, species decline, food shortages, melting ice-caps, rising seas… concepts that used to be the domain of disaster movies, are now daily news staples.

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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. In 2011, scientists warned that giant plumes of methane gas could fast-track planetary warming. And now – a version of this prediction has come to pass in Siberia.

After Obama's Broken Promises, What Will Green Voters Do 2012?


” Referring to President Obama, environmental activist Bill McKibben was saying this a lot during the sit-ins he recently led outside the White House to urge Obama to block a climate-killing tar sands pipeline to run from Canada to the Gulf of Mexico. “If he didn’t mean it, he shouldn’t have said it.”

Tarsands Action from Washington


From Bill McKibben at 350.org. What speaker after speaker at the final rally made clear (and they came from every part of our movement: indigenous leaders, labor organizers, environmentalists, young people, preachers) was that this was in no way a grand finale. There's lots more work to do, not only to stop this pipeline, but to take on the looming threats to our planet in communities all over the world.