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Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is a contributing editor to OnEarth. He is the author of Eaarth, The End of Nature, Deep Economy, and numerous other books and is the founder of the environmental organizations Step It Up and He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College and lives in Vermont with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, and their daughter.
Stories by Bill McKibben
May 4, 2012
The Williams River was so languid and lovely last Saturday morning that it was almost impossible to imagine the violence with which it must have been running on August 28, 2011. And yet the evidence was all around: sand... read more >
February 9, 2012
If we could see the world with a particularly illuminating set of spectacles, one of its most prominent features at the moment would be a giant carbon bubble, whose bursting someday will make the housing bubble of 2007... read more >
June 2, 2011
Time for Obama to Say No to the Fossil Fuel Wish List In our globalized world, old-fashioned geography is not supposed to count for much: mountain ranges, deep-water ports, railroad grades -- those seem so nineteenth century... read more >
August 23, 2010
The author and activist who was among the first to sound the warning on global climate change kicks off a series of essays on the aftermath of the Deepwater Horizon disaster.
April 22, 2010
In his new book, OnEarth contributing editor Bill McKibben argues that human-induced climate change has created a new world, and we must learn to understand and live in it.
September 1, 2007
Bill McKibben reviews Gwyneth Cravens's Power to Save the World, The Truth About Nuclear Energy.
March 6, 2007
Frustrated by political gridlock in Washington, writer Bill McKibben and some fellow Vermonters decided they had to do something to draw attention to the shrinking window of opportunity we have to curb global warming.
March 1, 2007
In the fight against climate change, we have the scientists, the lawyers, the lobbyists. Now all we need is the mass movement. The man who's been leading the charge for the last 20 years tells us how to build one.
March 1, 2007
When we launched the campaign in early January, we didn't know what to expect.