Bill McKibben

@billmckibben

Bill McKibben is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College. His latest book is The Flag, the Cross, and the Station Wagon.

 

The Planet Could Bear the Scars of a Second Trump Term... Forever

The Planet Could Bear the Scars of a Second Trump Term... Forever The Planet Could Bear the Scars of a Second Trump Term... Forever

With help from Project 2025, Trump will stall all attempts to avert the climate crisis, accelerating a catastrophe that we have only a few years to prevent.

Jun 5, 2024 / Feature / Bill McKibben

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The Single Most Dangerous Expansion of Fossil Fuel in the World The Single Most Dangerous Expansion of Fossil Fuel in the World

America’s growing exports of liquefied natural gas pose a grave climate danger.

Nov 15, 2023 / Bill McKibben

Pine Tree Power supporters at a march on July 4.

Maine Is in an Epic Battle Over Its Future Maine Is in an Epic Battle Over Its Future

Voters could turn two private utilities into public goods. The corporations are fighting it tooth and nail.

Sep 18, 2023 / Comment / Bill McKibben

Left, a man speaks into a microphone. Right, a woman speaks into a microphone.

“Handshake Activism” Won’t Defuse the Climate Emergency “Handshake Activism” Won’t Defuse the Climate Emergency

We need to mobilize many more people from all walks of life, say climate activists Kumi Naidoo and Luisa Neubauer.

Jun 17, 2022 / Covering Climate Now / Bill McKibben

Kesha Ram Hinsdale Vermont

Why What Happens In Vermont Shouldn’t Stay In Vermont Why What Happens In Vermont Shouldn’t Stay In Vermont

It could help progressives in other places build power.

Jun 3, 2022 / Bill McKibben

People wearing fire suits and masks of world leaders stand around a sculpture of the Earth on a pyre.

Autocracies and Fossil Fuels Go Hand in Hand Autocracies and Fossil Fuels Go Hand in Hand

The extraction of hydrocarbons tends to support despotism, whereas sun and wind are much closer to being democratic.

Apr 11, 2022 / Covering Climate Now / Bill McKibben

Oil Refinery

Youth and Age Unite to Demand That Banks Stop Lending to Big Oil Youth and Age Unite to Demand That Banks Stop Lending to Big Oil

When both ends of the age spectrum come together, bankers had better pay attention.

Oct 22, 2021 / Column / Bill McKibben and Vidya Muthupillai

Why Do We Eat Bad Food?

Why Do We Eat Bad Food? Why Do We Eat Bad Food?

Mark Bittman’s new history looks at the economy and politics of junk food.

May 18, 2021 / Books & the Arts / Bill McKibben

Vote as if the Climate and the Future of Humanity Depend on It—Because They Do

Vote as if the Climate and the Future of Humanity Depend on It—Because They Do Vote as if the Climate and the Future of Humanity Depend on It—Because They Do

Captain Trump wants to steer us straight onto the rocks. This election is humanity’s last shot to prevent utter climate catastrophe.

Sep 22, 2020 / Covering Climate Now / Bill McKibben

This Earth Day, Stop the Money Pipeline

This Earth Day, Stop the Money Pipeline This Earth Day, Stop the Money Pipeline

We’re cooked unless investors stop funding fossil fuel companies.

Apr 21, 2020 / Covering Climate Now / Bill McKibben

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