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Bill McKibben

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Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. McKibben is a frequent contributor to various magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion, Rolling Stone, and Outside. His most recent books include Eaarth, Enough, Wandering Home, and Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (2007). McKibben currently resides with his wife, writer Sue Halpern and his daughter Sophie in Ripton, Vermont. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College.

United We Sweat

Every local fight has a global component.

A Moral Atmosphere

When it comes to burning carbon, some people’s hypocrisy matters more than others’.

Which Side Are You On?

To stop oil companies from wrecking the planet, we’ve got to jettison their stock.

The Era of Small and Many

We are living through a giant turning of the tide, away from the brittle and toward the resilient.

A Little Leeway

Why better-safe-than-sorry is better than cutting it close.

Irony by the Sea

Glitzy resorts and seaside Mayan ruins cast an air of doubt on anything hopeful coming out of COP16.

Duty Dodgers

Congress may just be too lazy to take action on the largest problem humans have ever faced.

The Only Way to Have a Cow

What a new meat ethic could mean for the atmosphere.
Will be published on the website April 1.

Take the Plunge

Creative outbursts of activism are more than fun, they’re necessary.

Beyond Radical

Conservatives have a lot to offer the climate change movement.

Plants Suck

And that may turn out to be great news for our ailing planet.

Multiplication Saves the Day

Good news! It will only take a few of us to save the planet.

When Words Fail

It's time to see what a magic number might do for our disrupted climate

Where Have All the Joiners Gone?

We're going to need a lot more than the occasional cup of sugar from our neighbors if the predicted future comes to pass.

The Unsung Solution

An energy-saving technology takes recycling to new heights, but it has an image problem.

Planet Protectors

Protecting the planet requires expansion of our imagination

The Crunch

History may tell us that good causes have time on their side... but that was then.

Of Mites and Men

The work of bees has become a global market commodity, as have mite infestation of hives, its cures, and the cures for the cures. McKibben follows the cycle of cause and consequence.

The Present Future

Glimpsing the predicament of our moment, "a human world newly and suddenly vulnerable to the forces of a changed planet."

Mad Max Meets American Gothic

The post peak-oil future looks bleak for the world economy; but perhaps less so for those who value all things local.

The Submerging World

Pacific islands are washing away. That kind of terror doesn't make the nightly news, but it should.

Designer Genes

Will the Age of Genetics forever change what it means to be human?

My Mileage is Better than Your Mileage

How far can you go? The American obsession with "keeping score" takes a new turn in a hybrid car.