Bill McKibben


Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist and writer who frequently writes about global warming, alternative energy, and the risks associated with human genetic engineering. McKibben is a frequent contributor to various magazines including The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion, Rolling Stone, and Outside. His most recent books include Eaarth, Enough, Wandering Home, and Deep Economy: the Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future (2007). McKibben currently resides with his wife, writer Sue Halpern and his daughter Sophie in Ripton, Vermont. He is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College.


United We Sweat

CONFESSION: summer isn’t really my season. I like soft spring afternoons, and crisp, smoky fall evenings. And I love the snows of winter. When it gets really hot, my instinct is Continue reading


A Moral Atmosphere

THE LIST OF REASONS for not acting on climate change is long and ever-shifting. First it was “there’s no problem”; then it was “the problem’s so large there’s no hope.” There’s Continue reading


Irony by the Sea

WHEN I ACTUALLY saw the setting for December’s big climate conference, I wondered if perhaps the UN — bulwark of bureaucratic earnestness — had somehow acquired a sense of irony. If Continue reading


Beyond Radical

I REMEMBER, LONG AGO as a college reporter, interviewing the Libertarian candidate for president in a Boston hotel room. He held forth at great length on the Libertarian platform, which could Continue reading