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An End to the Fossil-Fuel Era?
Originally Posted: 12/15/2014 - 1:56pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Now that the Rockefellers have divested, what excuse does anyone else have?  THE MOOD ALONG Cen ...

The Problem of Big and Small
Originally Posted: 10/15/2014 - 8:31am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Hunkering down is deeply attractive, but we have work to do first.  IT'S REASONABLY clear ...

Time for Confession—and Action
Originally Posted: 07/10/2014 - 9:06am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We stood by as our addiction to fossil fuel ran Genesis in reverse. THE NEWS IN mid-May was gri ...

The Fateful Year Ahead
Originally Posted: 05/14/2014 - 9:00am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We need to show that the zeitgeist is changing, and that there's a steep price for fooling us. ...

Obama's Energy Fail
Originally Posted: 03/12/2014 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben An "all of the above" policy is in fact no policy at all. I'D ALWAYS HOPED that ...

Obama's Two Faces on Climate Change
Originally Posted: 01/08/2014 - 9:28am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The president has sought to placate the rich, powerful fossil fuel industry. PHYSICS IS IMPLACA ...

Your Turn, Harvard
Originally Posted: 11/12/2013 - 9:26am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben This kind of neutrality is like defending the right of poor and rich alike to sleep beneath bridges. ...

A Step Toward Healing
Originally Posted: 08/07/2013 - 8:38am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben You can't hide this kind of debacle forever—people are finding out. Environmental activi ...

Turning Up the Heat
Originally Posted: 06/12/2013 - 8:49am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben No one wants to spend summer vacation in the clink, but that's where a lot us are going to find ourselves. ...

The Battle is Joined
Originally Posted: 04/10/2013 - 8:18am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We can see in our mind's eye all the generations to come, and so we know why we fight. ALL ...

Top-Notch Theology (or Not)
Originally Posted: 02/13/2013 - 10:01am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Who speaks for God? Must be this guy... DIVINING GOD'S intent is incredibly easy—all you h ...

Come Hell and High Water
Originally Posted: 01/07/2014 - 11:02am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Superstorm Sandy left behind an indelible image of the future. IF IT WASN'T the year from ...

Divest from Fossil Fuels. Now.
Originally Posted: 10/10/2012 - 1:21pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben You can have a healthy fossil-fuel industry or a healthy planet, but you can't have both. ...

Big Brain. Big Heart?
Originally Posted: 07/19/2012 - 1:44pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben What explains our moral leaders' mealy-mouthed silence on climate change? IN EARLY JUNE, a ...

Welfare for (Very Rich) Oil Companies
Originally Posted: 04/05/2012 - 8:57am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Subsidizing coal is like finding that beer-drinking college student and paying him to sit in a bar all day and night—it’s n ...

'And God Created ... Corporations'
Originally Posted: 03/13/2012 - 10:25am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Corporations want to store up treasure on earth — that's their whole, entire, complete, and utter point. ...

What Next for the Occupiers?
Originally Posted: 01/09/2012 - 11:33am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben There are many things they seemed to hold in common, not least an instinctive nonviolence, contrasting so sharply with the ...

The Roots of the Tar Sands Movement
Originally Posted: 11/02/2011 - 2:12pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The real work has been done for years by indigenous leaders on both sides of the border. Some o ...

Drawing a Line in the (Tar) Sand
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 3:31pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben This may be the largest use of civil disobedience yet around global warming. The usual standard ...

The New Ugliest Word
Originally Posted: 07/26/2011 - 3:35pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Fracking is just one more way to keep from coming to terms with our addiction to fossil fuel. I ...

Climate Change: Just the Facts
Originally Posted: 11/15/2011 - 4:19pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The fossil fuel industry is the main impediment to real change. Why? Because they are making money. Exxon made more money in ...

The Planet Cries Out
Originally Posted: 03/22/2011 - 8:35am | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We need to clear the polluted political air before we'll have a real chance to clear the actual atmosphere. ...

Time to Take It to the Streets
Originally Posted: 02/07/2013 - 3:55pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Nonviolent civil disobedience has been a less effective tactic in this country in the past few decades for a variety of rea ...

A Problem of Biblical Proportions
Originally Posted: 02/27/2011 - 6:40pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben The summer's weather can safely be described as biblical, in the sense that newspaper writers generally use the word -- ...

Time for Some Angry Work
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben We're heading in a direction "not compatible with the planet to which life on earth is adapted." ...

Water, Water, Everywhere
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:25pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben If there is one commodity we should think about collectively, it's water. A few weeks ago ...

Copenhagen's 'Hail Mary'
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Reason wasn't enough. Power will decide, as power usually does. Sometimes, trailing in the ...

A Difference that Matters
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:26pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben I am writing these words on the train from Zurich to Geneva, looking up from my keyboard to see snowcapped mountains hanging ...

The Price of Victory
Originally Posted: 02/28/2011 - 7:27pm | Type: Magazine Article

Bill McKibben Winning can be nearly as hard as losing. Everything changed for the American environmental movement with Barack Obama’s vict ...