Posts Tagged ‘Bill McKibben’

On top of the world: Obama and global warming

Thursday, November 6, 2008

Bill McKibben, published in the Guardian, on the biggest challenge facing Obama: global warming –

[…] by every testimony, he’s one of the smartest men ever to assume high political office in this country. Not just smarter than Bush. Really smart. Smart enough, if he sits down to really understand the scale of the problem he faces, that he might decide to take the gambles that the situation requires. He said, not long ago, “under my plan of a cap-and-trade system, electricity rates would necessarily skyrocket” — which is a sign of someone who is aware there may be a reality to come to grips with.

Seeding economy & building community now, for tomorrow

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Green shoots in Vermont, USA –

Courtesy of Treehugger. (Reload window if the video doesn’t appear.)

A race against…

Sunday, September 30, 2007

Global warming has a huge head start; the sprint to catch up is the story of our time.

– Bill McKibben, writing a column in the Washington Post on Saturday. He talks of the need ‘to close the gap between science and politics’; and he initiated the StepItUp campaign with six college students, twelve weeks, and virtually no money, culminating in 1,400 rallies in over fifty states. Story courtesy of The Blue Marble.