Bill McKibben, founder of and author most recently of Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of Resistance, is initiator of Tar Sands Action. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College in Vermont and one of the Sojourners contributing editors. 

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Time for Some Angry Work

by Bill McKibben 07-01-2010
We're heading in a direction "not compatible with the planet to which life on earth is adapted."

Time for Some Angry Work

by Bill McKibben 06-24-2010
I'd say Barack Obama's long and often tenuous honeymoon with progressive Americans took what looks like a lethal blow in spring 2010.

Water, Water, Everywhere

by Bill McKibben 06-01-2010
If there is one commodity we should think about collectively, it's water.

If there is one commodity we should think about collectively, it's water.

Copenhagen's 'Hail Mary'

by Bill McKibben 04-01-2010
Reason wasn't enough. Power will decide, as power usually does.

Why Copenhagen?

by Bill McKibben 12-01-2009

The witness of Denmark.

A Difference that Matters

by Bill McKibben 09-01-2009

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

Video: Bill McKibben on The Colbert Report

by Bill McKibben 08-21-2009
Earlier this week, environmental activist (and Sojourners columnist<

The Price of Victory

by Bill McKibben 07-01-2009

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

Sounding the Alarm Bell

by Bill McKibben 05-01-2009

The next step for the climate change movement.

The Leadership Gap on Global Warming

by Bill McKibben 09-19-2007

Here's the word from the physical world: On Sept. 10, scientists studying satellite images of the Arctic reported that sea ice covered 4.32 million square kilometers of the north. The old record, set two years before: 5.34 million square kilometers. Mark Serreze, an Arctic specialist at the U.S. National Snow and Ice Data Centre at Colorado University in Denver, said, "It's amazing. It's simply [...]

Stepping It Up to Save the Earth

by Bill McKibben 07-01-2007

The fight against global warming will require a movement full of fire and prayer. That movement has begun...

Sins of Emission

by Bill McKibben 03-01-2004

No politician seriously believes that Americans are willing to deal with global warming. Is it too late to prove them wrong?

It's the Environment, Stupid

by Bill McKibben 09-01-2002
How could anyone have gotten so out of touch with physical reality?