Skip to main content

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Dear Common Dreams Readers:
Corporations and billionaires have their own media. Shouldn't we? When you “follow the money” that funds our independent journalism, it all leads back to this: people like you. Our supporters are what allows us to produce journalism in the public interest that is beholden only to people, our planet, and the common good. Please support our Mid-Year Campaign so that we always have a newsroom for the people that is funded by the people. Thank you for your support. --Jon Queally, managing editor

Join the small group of generous readers who donate, keeping Common Dreams free for millions of people each year. Without your help, we won’t survive.

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and co-founder of 350.org and ThirdAct.org. His most recent book is "Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?." He also authored "The End of Nature," "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet," and "Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future."

Articles by this author

 

Putin's Aggression Shows Why Defeating Autocracy Is Key to Combating Climate Crisis

Climate activists have arguably been a little too focused on politics as a source of change, and paid not quite enough attention to the other power center in our civilization: money. Efforts to punish Russia economically for its attack on Ukraine may hold valuable lessons.

Bill McKibben ·


This Election Isn't About the Next Four Years. It's About the Next Four Millennia

Time is running out to act on global heating. Electing Donald Trump the first time cost us dearly; a second term would be catastrophic.

Bill McKibben ·


Vote as if the Climate and the Future of Humanity Depend on It—Because They Do

Captain Trump wants to steer us straight onto the rocks. This election is humanity’s last shot to prevent utter climate catastrophe.

Bill McKibben ·


The Next Election Is About the Next 10,000 Years

Dramatic climate action is critical because we’re about to cross tipping points that are not reversible.

Bill McKibben ·


Big Oil Needs to Pay for the Damage It Caused

Climate change disproportionately affects poor people and people of color. They should be compensated for their suffering.

Tamara Toles O'Laughlin ·


Bill McKibben: This Climate Strike Is Part of the Disruption We Need

"It can’t just be young people. It needs to be all of us."

Bill McKibben ·


Youth to Adults—Join Us in the Climate Fight

On what kind of world do we expect 15-year-olds to tackle our biggest problems by themselves?

Bill McKibben ·


The Climate Movement: What's Next?

We must use this moment as crucial leverage to push the planet in a new direction. If we succeed, then we have risen to the greatest crisis humans have ever faced and shown that the big brain was a useful evolutionary adaptation.

Bill McKibben ·

Sign up for our newsletter.

Quality journalism. Progressive values. Direct to your inbox.

Common Dreams Logo