Conversation: Bill McKibben: We Need Climate Justice Now

Conversation: Bill McKibben: We Need Climate Justice Now

Conversation: Bill McKibben: We Need Climate Justice Now

According to founder Bill McKibben, the biggest stumbling block in the path of the climate justice movement lies right under our noses: our own Congress.


The environmental and climate justice movement isn’t just about saving polar bears from melting ice, argues writer and founder Bill McKibben. It’s about rebuilding connections and community, changing the way human beings live and working in solidarity with human rights organizations across the world to improve all of our lives. But the biggest stumbling block to the growth of a global climate justice movement? It’s right under our noses: our own Congress.

Bill McKibben is a recipient of this year’s Puffin/Nation Prize for Creative Citizenship, and he joins The Nation on Grit TV in studio for a special one-on-one chat with Laura Flanders about the state of the climate justice movement, the Cancun talks, Obama’s failure to act on climate change and what we can do about global warming before it’s too late.

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