NOTES ON THE CLIMATE FIGHT (VIDEO) BILL McKIBBEN, NOVEMBER 16, 2011
In partnership with the Pacific Institute for Climate Solutions, The Alma Mater Society, The Department of Earth and Ocean Sciences, the UBC Sustainability Initiative, and the UBC Bookstore.
Bill McKibben is an environmentalist, author, and activist. Hailed “the world’s best green journalist” by Time magazine, McKibben has re-framed the climate change debate. He is the author of a dozen books about the environment, including his seminal The End of Nature (1989), widely regarded as the first book on climate change for a general audience.
In addition to his writings, he has worked tirelessly to foster global grassroots activism in the struggle for climate justice. As head of 350.org, he organized a demonstration that spanned 181 countries, labeled “the largest ever global coordinated rally of any kind” by Foreign Policy magazine. Since 2009, he has organized over 15,000 rallies to pressure government and industry for real climate action. An activist and intellectual that exemplifies the Terry philosophy, Bill McKibben is an interdisciplinary thinker who is moved by the force of conscience to fight a global inequity of the highest order—one where the behavior of a fortunate few devastates the vulnerable many.
Get involved by checking out the newly formed UBC chapter of 350.org (indeed, maybe consider being part of the start-up process). Go here for more information.
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