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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The Powerful New Financial Argument for Fossil-Fuel Divestment
A report by BlackRock, the world’s largest investment house, shows that those who divested have profited not only morally but also financially.
By Bill McKibbenApril 3, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
There Are No Borders in a Climate Crisis
Greenhouse gases will still sail right across even the biggest, most beautiful wall.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 31, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
Do We Actually Need More Gas Stations?
Resistance rises to Costco’s plans for mega stations.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 24, 2021
Daily Comment
Vermont Is a Great State, and D.C. Would Be, Too
A hearing in the House exposes the faulty logic behind opposition to making the capital a state.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 24, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
The Voter-Suppression Bill Is Also Our Most Important Climate Legislation
If you care about the Earth’s future, it’s as important to fight disenfranchisement as it is to battle pipelines.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 17, 2021
Daily Comment
Deb Haaland’s Historic Appointment Makes Her Uniquely Qualified to Confront the Fossil-Fuel Industry
The new Secretary of the Interior is charged with carrying out Biden’s pledge to end new leasing for oil-and-gas development on federal land.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 17, 2021
Daily Comment
The Cross-Country Skier Jessie Diggins Makes History in a Year of COVID-19 and Climate Change
Diggins, who won a gold medal at the 2018 Winter Olympics, becomes the first American woman to win the World Cup.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 12, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
Is There Anything Funny About the Climate Crisis?
Comics have way better timing than C.E.O.s.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 10, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
The Shift to Renewable Energy Can Give More Power to the People
We shouldn’t give up on the idea of democratizing energy ownership as much as possible.
By Bill McKibbenMarch 3, 2021
Annals of a Warming Planet
On Climate, Wall Street Out-Orwells Orwell
BlackRock’s C.E.O. says divestment from fossil-fuel stocks would be “greenwashing.”
By Bill McKibbenFebruary 24, 2021
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