Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College, and a founder of 350.org. He is a member of Grist’s board of directors.

Climate & Energy

Violent climate video is the opposite of what 10/10/10 is about

A new video from misguided activists shows schoolchildren blown up for not believing in climate change. We at 350.org think it's disgusting.

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A White House road trip with a solar rock star

Bill McKibben got to see the now-famous enthusiasm gap up close and personal last week when he asked the White House to go back to using solar panels.

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A call for direct action in the climate movement: we need your ideas

Mass direct action must play a bigger role in the climate movement. Think about possibilities for direct action, and tell us what you come up with.

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Invitation to join 350 EARTH: A global satellite art project

Calling all artists! 350.org needs you for the biggest art project ever. The fate of the planet is at stake. Bill McKibben explains.

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We're hot as hell and we're not going to take it any more

For years, the fight for a climate bill has been led by moderate green groups. Clearly, their strategy doesn't work. Time to get mad, and then busy.

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Daniel Dancer’s ‘sky art,’ climate change choreography

Imagine if your job was to work with a couple of thousand elementary school kids at the same time — to keep them on task, doing the same project, where everyone needed to be exactly in place for it all …

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Will Obama stand up to Big Energy in deeds as well as words?

Will the real President Obama please stand up?Photo: Mr. Wright via FlickrThis essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind permission. —– Here’s the president on March 31, announcing his plan to lift a longstanding moratorium on offshore …

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The attack on climate science is the O.J. moment of the 21st century

This essay was originally published on TomDispatch and is republished here with Tom’s kind permission. — Twenty-one years ago, in 1989, I wrote what many have called the first book for a general audience on global warming. One of the …

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An unwelcome lesson in power politics

350.org’s Bill McKibben at a candlelight vigil Dec. 17 in Copenhagen.Matthew McDermott via FlickrCOPENHAGEN — Late last night, after the word had come down that the climate talks had ended in a four-way, non-binding, unfair, and breathtakingly unambitious agreement between …