Bill McKibben





Bill McKibben

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Bill McKibben is the author of Eaarth, The End of Nature, Deep Economy, Enough, Fight Global Warming Now, The Bill McKibben Reader, and numerous other books. He is the founder of the environmental organizations Step It Up and 350.org, and was among the first to warn of the dangers of global warming. In 2010 The Boston Globe called him "probably the nation's leading environmentalist," and Time magazine has called him "the world's best green journalist." He studied at Harvard, and started his writing career as a staff writer at The New Yorker. The End of Nature, his first book, was published in 1989 and was regarded as the first book on climate change for a general audience. He is a frequent contributor to magazines and newspapers including T ...more


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Deep Economy: The Wealth of...
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Eaarth: Making a Life on a ...
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The End of Nature
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Wandering Home: A Long Walk...
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Oil and Honey: The Educatio...
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American Earth: Environment...
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The Age of Missing Information
3.78 of 5 stars 3.78 avg rating — 301 ratings — published 1992 — 6 editions
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Enough: Staying Human in an...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 269 ratings — published 2003 — 11 editions
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Hundred Dollar Holiday: The...
3.66 of 5 stars 3.66 avg rating — 241 ratings — published 1998 — 4 editions
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Hope, Human and Wild: True ...
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“TV makes it so easy to postpone living for another half hour.”
Bill McKibben, The Age of Missing Information

“There is a tendency at every important but difficult crossroad to pretend that it's not really there.”
Bill McKibben, The End of Nature

“Here is a statistic that does matter: Three quarters of Americans believe the Bible teaches that “God helps those who help themselves.” That is, three out of four Americans believe that this uber-American idea, a notion at the core of our current individualist politics and culture, which was in fact uttered by Ben Franklin, actually appears in Holy Scripture. The thing is, not only is Franklin's wisdom not biblical; it's counter-biblical. Few ideas could be further from the gospel message, with its radical summons to love of neighbor. On this essential matter, most Americans—most American Christians—are simply wrong, as if 75 percent of American scientists believed that Newton proved gravity causes apples to fly up.”
Bill McKibben

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