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FOCUS: Harvard Tries to Subvert Votes Too – Bill McKibben

By Bill McKibben, The Boston Globe 26 March 21 The 2020 elections, at Harvard and in the US, have shown what a majority of voters want: climate action and inclusive governance. Voter suppression is truly ugly business. From Georgia to … Continue reading

The Waste Makers: Vance Packard (Bill McKibben, introduction)

. An exposé of “the systematic attempt of business to make us wasteful, debt-ridden, permanently discontented individuals,” The Waste Makers is Vance Packard’s pioneering 1960 work on how the rapid growth of disposable consumer goods was degrading the environmental, financial, … Continue reading

Is There Anything Funny About the Climate Crisis? – Bill McKibben

Norfolk, Virginia, is one of seven cities in the region known as Hampton Roads, which is among the metropolitan areas most vulnerable to coastal flooding in the world. Like New Orleans, Norfolk sits extraordinarily low to the sea—just seven feet … Continue reading

“A Big Deal”: Bill McKibben on Rutgers Fossil Fuel Divestment & the Future of Climate Justice

Democracy Now! – Mar 10, 2021 Rutgers University has voted to begin divesting from fossil fuels, following a campaign by the student-organized Endowment Justice Collective that grew out of the Global Climate Strike in 2019. The organizing efforts led to … Continue reading

The Enormous Risk of Atmospheric Hacking | Bill McKibben | The New Yorker

Sweden may soon be the site for a test of geoengineering technology.Photograph by Markus Thomenius / Alamy ometime in the next two weeks, an independent advisory committee is expected to issue a recommendation on a request from a team of … Continue reading

Bill McKibben & Vandana Shiva in Conversation – Social Transformation: Visions & Mobilizations

Right Livelihood Foundation Nov 22, 2020 Before the coronavirus pandemic, we already knew social transformation was necessary. Now we know it’s possible. Political and economic policies that were previously fringe are now front and center in national and international conversations. … Continue reading

Bill McKibben – The Climate Crisis – The New Yorker

Every year at this time, the International Energy Agency publishes its annual World Energy Outlook, which is the equivalent of the Sports Illustrated swimsuit issue for oil executives. That is, it incarnates their fantasies, especially the one about how this … Continue reading

Mary Berry and Bill McKibben In Conversation

Schumacher Center for New Economics Aug 27, 2020 Jodie Evans moderated a conversation between Mary Berry and Bill McKibben on August 27, 2020 as part of the Schumacher Conversation series. More information at http://www.centerforneweconomics.org.

Living on Earth: Bill McKibben on the Divestment Movement

Smoke from the Camp wildfire in Ukiah, California. (Photo: Bob Dass, Flickr, CC BY 2.0) http://ecoethics.net/YSOLI/201907-Climate/Audio/20200626-LOE-Bill-McKibben.mp3 Harvard is one of the latest in a series of wealthy institutions around the world announcing steps towards pulling their investments in the fossil … Continue reading

Making a Planet Worth Saving | The New Yorker | Bill McKibben

The events of the past few weeks make one wonder: If we’re just going to use solar power instead of coal to run the same sad mess of unfair and ugly oppression, is it really worth it?Photograph by Vanessa Charlot … Continue reading