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63 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill McKibben. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill McKibben, often where they are interviewed.

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63 of The Best Podcast Episodes for Bill McKibben. A collection of podcasts episodes with or about Bill McKibben, often where they are interviewed.

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Will We Solve the Climate Crisis in Time? | Bill McKibben

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In 2018, the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change warned that the world will face worsening food crises, devastating wildfires, and coral reef die-offs unless it halves greenhouse-gas emissions within the next decade. Yet emissions actually rose in 2019, suggesting that growing public support for climate action may be too little, too late.

Bill McKibben is a longtime climate activist, a regular contributor to the New Yorker, and the co-founder of 350.org.
Sep 15 2020 · 24mins
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A Conversation with Bill McKibben

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In this episode of 2 Degrees, we welcome 350.org co-founder Bill McKibben onto our podcast to talk about how he got his start in the climate movement. We delve into 350.org’s international divestment campaign, the impacts climate change has on the Global South as well as how the climate movement has grown over the past decades.

Aug 31 2020 · 31mins
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The National Security Implications of Climate Change: Environmentalist Bill McKibben

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In this episode of Intelligence Matters, host Michael Morell interviews author and environmentalist Bill McKibben about the national security implications of climate change, including how current trends, if unchecked, could lead to future catastrophes. McKibben explains why taking certain actions immediately and for the next ten years is crucial in order to forestall mass migrations, crop shortages and deadly droughts. He shares his views on the troubling parallels between climate change and certain accelerating technologies like genetic modification. 

Aug 12 2020 · 35mins
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Bill McKibben - Envisioning a Regenerative Future - April 15, 2020

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Bill McKibben - Envisioning a Regenerative Future - April 15, 2020. Interviewers, Seth Itzkan & Karl Thidemann, Soil4Climate Inc. Bill McKibben is a co-founder and Senior Advisor at 350.org, an international climate campaign that works in 188 countries around the world. In 1988 he wrote The End of Nature, the first book for a common audience about global warming. In this interview McKibben discusses natural drawdown strategies, including soil restoration.

Jul 17 2020 · 48mins
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Bill McKibben on the Divestment Movement

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Harvard is one of the latest in a series of wealthy institutions around the world announcing steps towards pulling their investments in the fossil fuel industry. But Harvard's announcement has been called too little, too late. Bill McKibben, author of "The End of Nature" and cofounder of 350.org, reflects on what the divestment movement has achieved so far and how it all began. Also, why racial justice goes hand in hand with the fight for a cleaner environment, and the big takeaways that the coronavirus pandemic has for the climate crisis.

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Jun 29 2020 · 51mins
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[Broadcast] Bill McKibben on the Divestment Movement, A Texas Town Refuses Fracking Expansion, and more

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A Texas Town Refuses Fracking Expansion / Beyond the Headlines / Bill McKibben on the Divestment Movement / Eye Contact with a Wild Elephant / BirdNote®: Salmonberry Bird

The fossil fuel divestment movement is making inroads at major institutions, including Ivy League schools, massive pension funds and more. Author and climate activist Bill McKibben reflects on what the divestment movement has achieved so far and how it all began. Also, why racial justice goes hand in hand with the fight for a cleaner environment, and the big takeaways that the coronavirus pandemic has for the climate crisis.

And citizens of Arlington, Texas have taken a historic stand by refusing to expand a fracking complex located next to a preschool that serves primarily Black and Latino children.

Find this week's transcript here: https://loe.org/shows/shows.html?programID=20-P13-00026. . . .

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Jun 26 2020 · 51mins
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Bill McKibben

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Global crises cause big changes and reveal deep structural weaknesses. As drastic measures are taken across the world to stop the spread of COVID-19,  what are the short, medium and long term implications for our society, our economy, geopolitics - and us as individuals?

In this special interview series from the RSA, its chief executive, Matthew Taylor, talks to a range of practitioners - from scholars to business leaders, politicians to journalists - to assess the scale of the response and consider how we build effective bridges to our new future. 

Bill McKibben is an environmentalist and author of Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out?

Produced by Craig Templeton Smith

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May 22 2020 · 26mins
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The Quarantine Tapes 036: Bill McKibben

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Paul Holdengräber is joined by author and environmentalist Bill McKibben on episode 036 of The Quarantine Tapes. They discuss the precarity of this moment in human history, where there might be room for hope when thinking about the future, and the importance of listening and giving voice to our youth.

Bill also shares a few lessons that we can learn during this time, including:

  • Trusting that physical reality is, in fact, real. We live in a world of screens and reality is easy to manipulate. Physics and chemistry are real and the C02 molecule is nothing to be negotiated or compromised with. The virus, or the microbe, proves the same thing about biology. 
  • Speed and timing are of the utmost importance. We’ve now seen the consequences of delayed action both with the current pandemic and with climate change.
  • Social solidarity matters. 

Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist who in 2014 was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.’ His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages; he’s gone on to write a dozen more books. He is a founder of 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement, which has organized twenty thousand rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement.

The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, he was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world’s 100 most important global thinkers, and the Boston Globe said he was “probably America’s most important environmentalist.”

A former staff writer for the New Yorker, he writes frequently for a wide variety of publications around the world, including the New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. He lives in the mountains above Lake Champlain with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern, where he spends as much time as possible outdoors . In 2014, biologists honored him by naming a new species of woodland gnat— Megophthalmidia mckibbeni–in his honor.

For more information, please visit: www.billmckibben.com

May 11 2020 · 30mins
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Bill McKibben on solidarity in the time of social distancing

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Bill McKibben has been a leader in the climate movement for more than 20 years as a journalist, author, and co-founder of 350.org. Here he talks to HEATED's Emily Atkin about what the COVID-19 and climate crises have in common, the lessons both teach us about delayed responses, and how to continue collective action when everyone's at home on their own.
Apr 28 2020 · 36mins
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Earth Day with Bill McKibben

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This week marks the 50th celebration of Earth Day.  This week's guest is Bill McKibben. Bill is one of the premiere environmental activists and educators in the world. His book “The End of Nature” was  first book about climate change and influenced a generation of politicians and activists, and he continues to do so around the world as the co-founder of 350.org.

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Apr 20 2020 · 43mins
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