Bill McKibben

‘This Scares Me,’ Says Bill McKibben as Arctic Hits 100.4°F—Hottest Temperature on Record | Common Dreams News

“Washington Post climate reporter Andrew Freedman noted Sunday that if the reading is confirmed, it “would be the northernmost 100-degree reading ever observed, and the highest temperature on record in the Arctic, a region that is warming at more than twice the rate of the rest of the globe.” ‘This Scares Me,’ Says Bill McKibben […]

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Bill McKibben: If We’re Bailing Out Corporations, They Should Bail Out the Planet

“Michael Brune, the head of the Sierra Club, told me, on Thursday, “the fossil-fuel industry is already heavily subsidized by the federal government, and they should not get yet another giveaway in any form, whether it’s low-interest loans, royalty relief, new tax subsidies, or filling the reserve.” More assistance should come only if these companies

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Bill McKibben: A Very Hot Year

“The warmth we’ve added to the atmosphere—the heat equivalent, each day, of 400,000 Hiroshima-sized bombs—is already producing truly dire effects, decades or even centuries ahead of schedule. We’ve lost more than half the summer sea ice in the Arctic; coral reefs have begun to collapse, convincing researchers that we’re likely to lose virtually all of

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If the world ran on sun, it wouldn’t fight over oil | Bill McKibben | Opinion | The Guardian

“If it happens, this war, like the wars in Afghanistan and Iraq, will cost untold lives, most of them civilian. It will also, like those conflicts, cost trillions of dollars. Imagine if we had spent those trillions of dollars not on cruise missiles and up-armoured Humvees, but on solar farms and offshore wind turbines. Imagine

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Confluence of Trump’s Climate Villainy and Jailing Child Refugees, Says Bill McKibben, Nothing Short of ‘Downright Evil’

Published on Tuesday, October 02, 2018 by Common Dreams Confluence of Trump’s Climate Villainy and Jailing Child Refugees, Says Bill McKibben, Nothing Short of ‘Downright Evil’ “Telling people to stay home is not an option—when there’s no water, or when the floods come each year, or when the sea rises into your kitchen, people have

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