Bill McKibben


Bill McKibben, a well known environmental author and activist, is the founder of, an international climate change campaign. is named for the safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, 350 parts per million.

When he's not busy organizing, Bill is an active writer on the climate crisis and other environmental issues. He is a frequent contributor to various magazines including the New York Times, the Atlantic, Harper's, Orion, Mother Jones, the New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone, and Outside.

He is also a board member of and contributor to He has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000. He is currently a scholar in residence at Middlebury College and lives in Ripton, Vermont with his wife, author Sue Halpern, and daughter Sophie.

Bill has been leading the fight against global warming for 20 years, since he wrote the first book for a general audience on the subject, The End of Nature in 1989. But, let's face it, taking on the climate crisis is going to take more than a few good books: It's going to take a movement.

Focus: Communication, Democracy, Education, Energy, Environment, Science, Sustainability, United States, Americas, Global


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Last Updated: May 15, 2012

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