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.
When it comes to burning carbon, some people’s hypocrisy matters more than others’.
To stop oil companies from wrecking the planet, we’ve got to jettison their stock.
We are living through a giant turning of the tide, away from the brittle and toward the resilient.
Why better-safe-than-sorry is better than cutting it close.
Glitzy resorts and seaside Mayan ruins cast an air of doubt on anything hopeful coming out of COP16.
Congress may just be too lazy to take action on the largest problem humans have ever faced.
What a new meat ethic could mean for the atmosphere.
Will be published on the website April 1.
Creative outbursts of activism are more than fun, they’re necessary.
Conservatives have a lot to offer the climate change movement.
And that may turn out to be great news for our ailing planet.
Good news! It will only take a few of us to save the planet.
It's time to see what a magic number might do for our disrupted climate
We're going to need a lot more than the occasional cup of sugar from our neighbors if the predicted future comes to pass.
An energy-saving technology takes recycling to new heights, but it has an image problem.
Protecting the planet requires expansion of our imagination
History may tell us that good causes have time on their side... but that was then.
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.
Glimpsing the predicament of our moment, "a human world newly and suddenly vulnerable to the forces of a changed planet."
The post peak-oil future looks bleak for the world economy; but perhaps less so for those who value all things local.
Pacific islands are washing away. That kind of terror doesn't make the nightly news, but it should.
Will the Age of Genetics forever change what it means to be human?
How far can you go? The American obsession with "keeping score" takes a new turn in a hybrid car.