Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben


Author, Educator, Environmentalist and Founder of https://t.co/PvZxwxYAYF Opinions emphatically my own

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Hundred thousand evacuated as California fires explode, killing 2

She's really something--got to hear her speak at a UN gathering last month and was struck by her words

@dequinix  Well, I'm enormously glad that a lot of Bangladeshis are engaged in the climate fight--at this point, the best hope is slowing and stopping carbon emissions across the planet. But I also know that Bangladesh is building out its solar resources--I've gotten to watch as groups

like BRAC innovate in bringing renewable energy to villages across the country. It's an inspiring model for the rest of the world

The rainfall from Japan's massive cyclone smashed old records; at least 26 are dead, 6 million faced evacuation orders, and even many of the famous bullet trains were wrecked

A huge test this week: the largest public bank in the world will vote on a proposal to cease lending to the fossil fuel industry. Because they are wrecking the earth.

New mega-study in Science finds as many as 5 billion people, mostly in Asia and Africa, at risk of water and food shortages by 2050 as natural systems decline. That is more than half of humanity and that is just three decades from right now

Of all the boondoggles on planet earth, none may be stupider than burning trees for electricity. Astoundingly important piece from Mary Booth at the Partnership for Policy Integrity

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European satellite agency concludes that June was the hottest month ever recorded on earth, our planet.

New study: if we stop emissions immediately, Arctic still warms 5C/9F by century's end. We're not stopping global warming any more; we're fighting like hell for a level that civilizations might survive. #ClimateStrike 

This is a graph of total global sea ice. The red line is this year. Something is very very wrong.

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1) Irma at 190 mph 2) Harvey at 54 " of rain 3) West ablaze 4) Record California heat 5) Donald Trump talking at an oil refinery

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When scientists protest, their picket signs have footnotes #standupforscience 

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Good golly! A few minutes ago a Boston judge acquitted 13 pipeline protesters on the grounds that the climate crisis made it necessary for them to commit civil disobedience. This may be a first in America. Details to follow, and go to for some live video

I've never CAPSLOCKED before, but IRELAND JUST VOTED TO BECOME THE FIRST NATION ON EARTH TO FULLY DIVEST FROM FOSSIL FUELS. It's a fine day, begorra!

As we helplessly watch Florida suffer today, remember that the the fossil fuel companies knew all about climate change in 1980s. And lied.

Holy heck. The University of California system has just divested from fossil fuels. That's $80 billion, from what is the biggest and arguably best public system in the world. Thanks to all who have campaigned so long and hard--this is a breathtaking win!

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