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.

Climate Change

Glenn Beck says is part of a communist plot

Say this for Glenn Beck: He works fast. Less than 48 hours after we at launched our campaign to let businesses say that the U.S. Chamber of Commerce doesn’t represent them, Beck hit back. A true friend of Chamber …

Climate Change

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 permission. In Beijing, they celebrate when they have a “blue sky day,” when, that is, …

Business & Technology

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 to control carbon. The U.S. Senate couldn’t even bring itself to vote on cap-and-trade last …


Climate hawks can draw inspiration from the Egyptians

Now they’ve got another reason to cheer.Photo: We rejoice with our brothers and sisters in Egypt at the news that Hosni Mubarak has resigned. Egypt has been a big part of the 350 movement from the very first video …

Climate & Energy

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 fearful, sights. Much of North America was obscured by a 2,000-mile storm dumping vast quantities …

Climate & Energy

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.

Climate & Energy

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.

Climate & Energy

World's biggest art installation will call for climate action

Over the next week, a project called 350 EARTH will put together the planet’s largest work of art, visible from space. Want to lend your body to the cause?

Climate & Energy

Forget the Tea Party. Join a Work Party.

Join and Bill McKibben on Sunday for the most widespread day of civic engagement on any issue at any time in the planet's history.