Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is the founder of 350.org and the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College. In 2014 he was given the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the "alternative Nobel," in the Swedish Parliament. He is also a member of Grist's board of directors.

Tim and vigor

We need big, brash, nonviolent climate protests. Are you in?

It’s time to get loud.Dear friends, Last week, a jury in Utah found Tim DeChristopher guilty for standing up to the oil and gas companies …

Tim for a change

As climate crime continues, who are we sending to jail? Tim DeChristopher?

They’ve got the wrong guy.Photo by Cliff LyonLet’s consider for a moment the targets the federal government chooses to make an example of. So far, …

Seeing red

Glenn Beck says 350.org is part of a communist plot

Say this for Glenn Beck: He works fast. Less than 48 hours after we at 350.org launched our campaign to let businesses say that the …

Money Pollution

The Chamber of Commerce is darkening our skies

It’s always darkest before it goes pitch black.Photo: Twig is the FutureThis essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind …

Giving the coal shoulder

Behind the scenes in the big fight against coal

Down with coal!The climate fight hasn’t been going well lately. The Copenhagen conference in Dec. 2009 seemed to mark the effective end of international efforts …

wishful sphinxing

Climate hawks can draw inspiration from the Egyptians

Now they’ve got another reason to cheer.Photo: 350.org We rejoice with our brothers and sisters in Egypt at the news that Hosni Mubarak has resigned. …

2011 is looking a lot like 2012 the movie

Crazy storms highlight the crazy climate mess we’re in

A hard snow’s a-gonna fall.Photo: 350.orgIf you were in the space shuttle looking down yesterday, you would have seen a pair of truly awesome, even …

reality bites

Hey, Obama: You can't bargain with the climate

There's one place where Barack Obama's reasonable compromises simply won't work. That place is the climate.

Get (sm)art

350 EARTH pulls off world's biggest art project [PHOTOS & VIDEO]

Here?s a behind-the-scenes look at the biggest art project the planet has ever seen -- so big that in some places we needed to back up into outer space for enough perspective.