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World Council of Churches pulls fossil fuel investments

Jul 11th, 2014 | By

Bill McKibben, the founder of climate campaign group, said in a statement: “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. This is a remarkable moment for

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Oil and Honey: The education of an unlikely activist — A memoir by Bill McKibben

Oct 21st, 2013 | By

“I didn’t particularly want to lead a movement, but I wanted to join one, and so I helped to build it,” writes environmental activist Bill McKibben in his memoir, “Oil and Honey,” an endearing account of his reluctant rise to leadership. To purchase this book, click here: Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely

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Climate activist Bill McKibben wins Gandhi Peace Award

Apr 22nd, 2013 | By

Bill McKibben is one of the most notable players in the environmentalist movement in the United States. He’s written a dozen books, starting with “The End of Nature” in 1989. An activist journalist, his work has appeared in “The Atlantic Monthly,” “Harper’s,” “Mother Jones,” and “Rolling Stone,” to name a few. A Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, he’s been granted honorary degrees from 12 colleges. And now, to add to his accomplishments, he’s the most recent recipient of the Gandhi Peace Award.

Bill McKibben to Receive 2013 Gandhi Peace Award 7 p.m. April 18, New Haven

Apr 18th, 2013 | By

Promoting Enduring Peace believes that Bill McKibben’s work in greatly increasing awareness of the global impact of the consequences of environmental irresponsibility is in close alignment with our mission, and we recognize him as a Peace Hero in the struggle for a sustainable world peace. Bill McKibben is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign

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Bill McKibben on Hurricane Sandy and Climate Change: “If There Was Ever a Wake-up Call, This Is It”

Oct 31st, 2012 | By

Much of the East Coast is shut down today as residents prepare for Hurricane Sandy, a massive storm that could impact up to 50 million people from the Carolinas to Boston. The storm has already killed 66 people in the Caribbean, where it battered Haiti and Cuba. “This thing is stitched together from elements natural

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A discussion at Yale on fracking, plus upcoming events at Yale on the subject

Sep 27th, 2012 | By

During the 2012-2013 academic year Yale University will host many activities and discussions centering on hydraulic fracturing. Click on this Environmental Headline for more on this story and to listen to the discussion that includes Bill McKibben.

Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math | Bill McKibben, Rolling Stone

Jul 27th, 2012 | By

By Bill McKibben If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven’t convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere –

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The Most Important News Story of the Day/Millennium

Dec 8th, 2011 | By

The most important piece of news yesterday, this week, this month, and this year was a new set of statistics released yesterday by the Global Carbon Project. It showed that carbon emissions from our planet had increased 5.9 percent between 2009 and 2010. In fact, it was arguably among the most important pieces of data

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Standing shoulder to shoulder, changing history | Bill McKibben,, via

Nov 14th, 2011 | By

There are days along any journey that stick with you, and today was one of them. Under blue Indian Summer skies, more than 12,000 people from every corner of the country descended on Washington DC ; then, with great precision, they fanned out to surround the White House and take a stand against the Keystone

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A Link Between Climate Change and Joplin Tornadoes? Never! | Bill McKibben

May 25th, 2011 | By

It is far better to think of the tornado activity in Joplin, Mo., the tornado outbreak three weeks ago in Tuscaloosa, Ala., or the enormous outbreak a couple of weeks before that as isolated, unpredictable, discrete events. It is not advisable, global warming guru Bill McKibben writes, to try to connect them in your mind with, say, the fires burning across Texas — fires that have burned more of America at this point this year than any wildfires have in previous years.

Climate change: Midwest flooding is a taste of climate change in its early stages | Bill McKibben, via

May 10th, 2011 | By

Midwest flooding is a taste of climate change in its early stages. We’ve got to fight back, and fast. There’s no one we can shoot to make global warming disappear. But we could, if we wanted, devote the scale of resources we’ve spent in the last decade invading Iraq and Afghanistan to the task of

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Nov 11th, 2010 | By

In the days leading up to December’s U.N. Climate talks in Cancun, the world will see a new kind of spectacle: the first planet-scale group art show.

Bill McKibben book ‘eaarth’ frightens David Letterman

Sep 1st, 2010 | By

Letterman has read the book and told McKibben it frightens him. On Late Night with David Letterman last night, they discussed the recent record-breaking 129-degree days in Pakistan and the record rain flooding that continues there. Click above to watch the whole clip courtesy of