Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben, a contributing writer to The New Yorker, is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign and the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in environmental studies at Middlebury College. His latest book is “Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?” He writes The Climate Crisis, The New Yorker’s newsletter on the environment.
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Daily Comment
Lessons from the Fight for the Grand Canyon
We once saved natural landmarks for their beauty—now it’s for survival, too.
By Bill McKibbenJuly 20, 2021
Daily Comment
The Unlikely Rebound of Mainline Protestantism
For the first time in decades, a study finds that white mainline Protestants outnumber white evangelicals in the U.S.
By Bill McKibbenJuly 16, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
We Need the “Whole-of-Government” Climate Fight That Biden Promised
Some agencies are shirking—even as the heat keeps dialling up.
By Bill McKibbenJuly 14, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
The World Speeds Up—and We Slow Down
Climate destruction is now moving much faster than human institutions.
By Bill McKibbenJune 30, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
It’s Not the Heat—It’s the Humanity
Rising air temperatures remind us that our bodies have real limits.
By Bill McKibbenJune 23, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
Everyone Wants to Sell the Last Barrel of Oil
The Keystone XL win—and the Line 3 battle—make clear that cutting off the supply of oil is a key part of the climate fight.
By Bill McKibbenJune 16, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
We Don’t Need Supersonic Travel—in the “New Normal,” We Should Slow Down
If we’re going to take climate change seriously, it also needs to come with a new aesthetic.
By Bill McKibbenJune 9, 2021
Daily Comment
A Biden Climate Test on the Banks of the Mississippi
Indigenous groups are demanding that the Line 3 pipeline go the way of the Keystone XL.
By Bill McKibbenJune 9, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
Automakers Start to Figure Out the Climate Future
Bankers, not so much.
By Bill McKibbenJune 2, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
Big Oil’s Bad, Bad Day
Crushing blows to three of the world’s largest oil companies have made it clear that the arguments many have been making for decades have sunk in at the highest levels.
By Bill McKibbenMay 26, 2021
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