Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben appears in the following:

Exploring Obama's Environmental Legacy and Trump's Plan to Erase It

Thursday, January 19, 2017

Scott Pruitt, Donald Trump's pick to lead the EPA, will seek to reverse much of President Obama's environmental legacy, including signing a global agreement to reduce climate emissions.

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Environmental Policy in a Green Trump Administration

Thursday, November 10, 2016

Bill McKibben talks about the immediate future for climate change policy.

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30 Issues | Weighing Climate Change Solutions

Thursday, May 19, 2016

Environmentalist Bill McKibben discusses some of the more paramount solutions to climate change, including instituting a suitable carbon tax.

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Getting New York to Divest its Pension Funds From Fossil Fuels

Monday, February 29, 2016

New York State Senator Liz Krueger has co-sponsored a bill that calls for the divestment of the state’s pension funds from the top 200 largest publicly traded fossil fuel companies. 

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Planning for Paris Talks

Wednesday, September 09, 2015

Negotiators are scheduled to meet in Paris this December to iron out a global agreement on reducing greenhouse gas emissions. But what needs to be agreed upon before then?

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Bill McKibben on the Winding Road to the Paris Climate Summit

Wednesday, August 19, 2015

Bill McKibben on President Obama’s proposals to address climate change, and on the relationship between electric-utility companies and alternative energy.

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Here's What 300,000 Climate Marchers Sound Like

Monday, September 22, 2014

It started with a moment of silence. Then came the cheering and chanting of demonstrators from around the world, looking for a way out of a climate crisis. This is what they had to say.

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Bill McKibben's Path to Environmental Activism

Monday, September 23, 2013

Bill McKibben, activist and author most recently of Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist talks about his new book in which he recounts his personal story about his activism around a sustainable planet.

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Bill McKibben on Confronting Climate Change

Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The effects of climate change are growing more frequent and more aggressive. Environmentalist Bill McKibben's new book, "Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist," tells t...

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Climate Change March

Tuesday, February 19, 2013

Bill McKibben, environmentalist, resident scholar at Middlebury College and founder of, discusses the weekend protest against the Keystone XL pipeline in Washington.

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Students Fight for Colleges to Drop Fossil Fuel Holdings

Thursday, December 06, 2012

Climate change never found its way into the 2012 presidential campaign, but college students across dozens of campuses have launched a campaign of their own. Their goal is to divest u...

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A Climate of Doubt

Monday, October 22, 2012

Just a few years ago, climate change was widely considered an inconvenient truth — something that would likely be expensive and difficult to fix, but an issue that nearly all politici...

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What This Summer's Natural Disasters Mean for Planet Earth

Tuesday, August 10, 2010

The number of people affected by the massive flooding in Pakistan over the past week is larger than the combined total of the 2004 Indian Ocean tsunami, the 2005 Kashmir earthquake and the 2010 Haiti earthquake. Flash floods have hit neighboring Kashmir, killing at least 85 people, and China where more than 1,300 people are feared missing. In Europe, a heat wave has led to the deaths of 5,000 people, and in Russia drought and wildfires are ravaging the country.

Are all these simultaneous natural disasters this summer just a big coincidence, or is it a harbinger of something more serious for Planet Earth? Environmentalist Bill McKibben connects the dots and finds out how much it has to do with global warming.

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A Crude Awakening: Bill McKibben on BP's Mess

Monday, May 17, 2010

What can the oil spill teach us about the industrialized world? According to author and environmental activist, Bill McKibben, environmental damage is no longer the result of something going wrong, but the result of something working pretty much as it's supposed to. He hopes that even if the spill is capped soon, it will lead to a more aggressive approach to protecting the environment.


Life on Eaarth

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Bill McKibben, founder of the environmental organizations Step It Up and, was one of the first to start issuing warnings about global warming. He discusses why he believes we’ve waited too long to act, and what we can do to adapt to climate change already under way. His ...

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450 Ways to Stop Global Warming

Monday, May 14, 2007

Bill McKibben, who wrote the first major book on climate change (The End of Nature, 1989), contributed "450 Ways to Stop Global Warming" to Foreign Policy’s "21 Ways to Save the World."

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