Bill McKibben: Joe Biden’s solar plan and the prescience of Jimmy Carter

The best time to plant a solar panel was forty years ago—but Biden is trying hard to make up for lost time.
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Bill McKibben: Biden must stop the Line 3 pipeline in Minnesota

The fight over the pipeline will be, at least for now, where Biden’s climate commitment will be judged.

Bill McKibben: Renewable energy is suddenly startlingly cheap

Now the biggest barrier to change is the will of our politicians to take serious climate action.

Bill McKibben: How 1.5 degrees became the key to climate progress

The number has dramatically reorganized global thinking around the climate.

Bill McKibben calls Trudeau 'a lucky guy' in wide-ranging interview

Veteran climate activist Bill McKibben strived to convey a sense of urgency Thursday when he told a group of hundreds that the climate crisis "... will determine what our world is like for everybody who comes after us."

The enormous risk of atmospheric hacking

Solar geoengineering is the ultimate, break-the-glass response to the climate crisis—and one we should back away from for now.

Bill McKibben: Build nothing new that ultimately leads to a flame

If “Stop burning fossil fuels” is the first principle of fighting the climate crisis, let this be the second.

Bill McKibben: New York state's divestment threat is a victory for climate activists

The comptroller’s threat to pull billions from fossil fuel investments is a big victory for climate activists.

Biden's choice for a top economic aide is dividing environmentalists

Brian Deese, a managing director at BlackRock who served as a senior economic official under Barack Obama, is expected to return to the White House.

Bill McKibben: How banks could bail us out of the climate crisis

Banks have helped cause much of the crisis we find ourselves in; it would be fascinating if they turned out to be one of the solutions.

When “Creatives” Turn Destructive: Image-Makers and the Climate Crisis | The New Yorker

If money is the oxygen on which the fire of global warming burns, then P.R. campaigns and snappy catchphrases are the kindling.

Bill McKibben: An anonymous anti-masker, deep in the Vermont woods

We are assailed in this world by microbes, by carbon-dioxide molecules, and also by a kind of rampaging ignorance.

Bill McKibben: With a new pipeline in East Africa, an oil company flouts France’s leadership on climate

Total’s oil imperialism in Africa is giving the lie to President Emmanuel Macron’s soaring climate rhetoric.
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