Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, and a founder of He is a member of Grist’s board of directors.

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An open letter to the president

McKibben to Obama: You still have time to be a climate champion — but not much

In an open letter to President Obama, Bill McKibben argues that the White House should take strong steps to change the carbon game -- right now.


All eyes are on Seattle as it fights Shell’s dirty Arctic plans

"Kayaktivists" are taking to the water this weekend to protest Shell's decision to moor its Arctic drilling rig at Seattle's port.

Al Gore

Al Gore is still kicking butt as a climate warrior

He's reviving Live Earth. He's telling truths to the 1%. He sticks up for the 350 ppm goal. He bashes Keystone. Gore is a global rock star.

Why we’re getting ready to march for climate change

The largest climate march in history is happening on Sunday, right through the middle of Manhattan. Here's why the event organizers think you should pay attention.

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Leak Report

Bad news for Obama: Fracking may be worse than burning coal

New science shows that thanks to methane leaks, gas won't work as a "bridge fuel."

Sweatshops Should Take A Hike

Your hiking gear might come from a sweatshop. Here’s how you can fix that

North Face's parent company refuses to sign an important safety accord for Bangladeshi garment workers.

Will Obama block the Keystone pipeline or just keep bending?

As the debate over the TransCanada pipeline nears a breaking point, Obama will have to pick a side once and for all.

Movements without leaders: What to make of change on an overheating planet

The climate movement may not have capital-L Leaders, but its success relies on small-l leaders by the tens of thousands.

A tale of two Earth Day heroes: Tim DeChristopher and Sandra Steingraber

Just as DeChristopher is being released from prison, where he served 18 months for disrupting an oil and gas auction, Steingraber is going to jail for protesting fracking.