'Global and Local: Updates from the Climate Fight'
As part of the week of climate : CHANGE events, guest Bill McKibben will give a talk on ‘Global and Local: Updates from the Climate Fight.'
Bill McKibben has been called "probably the nation's leading environmentalist" by the Boston Globe. Time magazine called him "the world's best green journalist." Foreign Policy magazine named him to its inaugural list of the "100 most important global thinkers." McKibben's "The End of Nature" (1989) was the first book for a general audience warning of the threat of climate change. He is the author of twelve books and numerous articles in America's leading magazines. His most recent book, "Eaarth." contends that our planet is forever changed by man-made carbon emissions, and that we must learn to adjust to the consequences. In 2007 Bill McKibben, working with students at Middlebury College, initiated demonstrations against global warming in all fifty states- the largest day of protest in the nation's history. In 2009 he launched 350.org, which has coordinated 5,200 demonstrations in 181 countries aimed at urging legislative bodies to curb carbon emissions. McKibben is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College.
The event is being supported by a grant from the Mellon Foundation.