Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and co-founder of 350.org. His most recent book is Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.

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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Name Storms After Oil Companies (The Ones Most Responsible for Climate Change)
As gutsy New Yorkers begin the task of drying out the city, here’s one thought that occurred to me last night watching the horrifying pictures from a distance. It’s obviously not crucial right now — but in the long run it might make a difference. Why don’t we stop naming these storms for people, and start naming them after oil companies?
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Tuesday, October 30, 2012
Hurricane Sandy has Drowned the New York I Love
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Monday, October 29, 2012
Why ‘Frankenstorm’ Is Just Right for Hurricane Sandy
Watching Sandy on her careening path toward the Eastern Seaboard scares me more than it would have 15 months ago. That’s because my home state took the brunt of Irene, last year’s “sprawling,” “surly,” “record-breaking” Atlantic storm. I know now exactly how much power a warm sea can contain and how far that pain can spread.
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Saturday, September 08, 2012
A Summer of Extremes Signifies the New Normal
Just as the baseball season now stretches nearly into November, and the National Football League keeps adding games, so the summer season is in danger of extending on both ends, a kind of megalomaniac power grab fueled by the carbon pouring into the atmosphere.
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Tuesday, July 24, 2012
Global Warming's Terrifying New Math
If the pictures of those towering wildfires in Colorado haven't convinced you, or the size of your AC bill this summer, here are some hard numbers about climate change: June broke or tied 3,215 high-temperature records across the United States. That followed the warmest May on record for the Northern Hemisphere – the 327th consecutive month in which the temperature of the entire globe exceeded the 20th-century average, the odds of which occurring by simple chance were 3.7 x 10-99, a number considerably larger than the number of stars in the universe.
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Thursday, July 19, 2012
A Long Hot Summer
It's turning into a hot climate summer in two ways, only one of which you can measure with a thermometer.
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Saturday, June 30, 2012
While Colorado Burns, Washington Fiddles
In the political world, this was the week of the healthcare ruling: reporters hovered around the Supreme Court, pundits pundited, politicians "braced" for the ruling, "reeled" in its aftermath.
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Thursday, June 07, 2012
Time For Outrage On Behalf of the Planet
My solution is: get outraged.
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Monday, June 04, 2012
The Planet Wreckers: Deniers of Climate Science Are On the Ropes -- But So Is the Planet
It’s been a tough few weeks for the forces of climate-change denial.
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Thursday, May 03, 2012
A Warmer World and Weather Gone Wild: The Most Important Story of Our Lives
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.
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