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.

Climate & Energy

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 …

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With climate agreement, Obama guts progressive values, argues McKibben

The President of the United States did several things with his agreement today with China, India, and South Africa: He blew up the United Nations. The idea that there’s a world community that means something has disappeared tonight. The clear …