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Interview with climate activist Bill McKibben about 350.org, his life and work

Air date: 
Tue, 09/24/2013 - 8:00am - 9:00am
Short Description: 
Bill McKibben, climate activist

Hosts Abe Proctor and Joe Uris welcome climate activist Bill McKibben to talk about 350.org, oil from Alberta’s controversial tar sands project, coal from America’s Powder River basin that industry and railroads want to send through Washington and Oregon cities and export to China from our ports, and his new book Oil and Honey: the Education of an Unlikely Activist.

Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009. Time Magazine called him 'the planet's best green journalist' and the Boston Globe said in 2010 that he was 'probably the country's most important environmentalist.' Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College, he holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges, including the Universities of Massachusetts and Maine, the State University of New York, and Whittier and Colgate Colleges. In 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.

Bill McKibben speaks tonight, September 24th, @ 7:30 pm

Newmark Theater 1111 SW BroadwayPortland, OR(503) 248-4335

http://www.powells.com/events/5516/

 

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