The horrors of Russia’s war in Ukraine are funded in large part by the fossil fuels it sells to the world. Climate activist and writer Bill McKibben says the US should rapidly manufacture electric heat pumps and send them to European homes as a way to permanently weaken Vladimir Putin’s oil-and gas-fueled war machine — and fight climate change, too.
Bill McKibben is the closest thing the grassroots climate movement has to a celebrity. Co-founder of 350.org, he catalyzed opposition to the Keystone XL pipeline and is now urging institutions around the country divest their holdings from fossil fuels. His new book, Oil and Honey, is half activist memoir, half meditation on beekeeping in Vermont.
A number of college students across the country are trying to convince the administrators running their endowments that for the good of everyone, they need to stop investing in fossil fuel companies. A similar effort around South African businesses was an important part in ending apartheid.
Four years ago, there was political consensus that climate change was one of the most pressing issues facing the world and the U.S. But now, after a great deal of spending and lobbying, politicians are refusing to do anything about it. A new documentary looks at why.
Catastrophic global warming can be staved off if humans can keep the climate from warming more than two degrees Celsius, and emit less than 565 Gigatons of carbon dioxide, some scientists believe. But environmentalist Bill McKibben says that's not enough.
Writer Bill McKibben takes on a bet that he can make it through a winter eating food grown only in his native Vermont.
The Obama administration decides against building the controversial Keystone pipeline extension.
Protest to stop a proposed 17 hundred-mile oil pipeline from Canada to the Gulf 'biggest display of civil disobedience in 30 years' in US.
The oil pipeline from Canada to Gulf Coast could provide 700 thousand barrels a day, but critics say it would wreak environmental havoc.