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The grim warnings from environmentalist Bill McKibben

Shortly before Earth Day (April 22), I prepared and delivered a computer-based (i.e., Zoom) program for Springfield-area residents on nature writer and historian Virginia Eifert (1911-1966). Her many books, articles, and art works are in a collection at the WIU Library Archives, and I have written about her vision and achievement several times, starting in 1978. She promoted awareness of, and appreciation for, nature throughout her life.
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Environmentalist Bill McKibben to give EARTH DAY keynote at CUNY Conference on Climate Change Education

On Earth Day, Thursday, April 22, 2021 LaGuardia Community College/ CUNY will host the first-ever CUNY Conference on Climate Change Education. Bill McKibben, environmental activist, author, and founder of, will give a keynote address titled, "Climate Education: A Way to Make an Education Whole." Considered the father of modern climate change education, McKibben was one of the first to sound the alarm about climate change and he is credited with spearheading the fossil fuel divestment movement and resistance to the Keystone oil pipeline.
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Person Place Thing Featuring Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben, often referred to as “America’s most important environmentalist,” thirty years ago offered one of the earliest warnings about climate change in his book, “The End of Nature.” Now he broadens the warning: the entire human game, he suggests, has begun to play itself out. The new book is “Falter.”

Capital City Concerts presents Bill McKibben on his life and the arts

Author and climate activist Bill McKibben is featured in this on demand remote radio show. Most interviews of Bill McKibben are on policy, but this is a personal take. Climate activist Bill McKibben talks about his childhood, teen-aged years as a journalist; and, before he even graduated from Harvard, an invitation from the late great editor William Shawn to write for The New Yorker Magazine. He also discusses the impact the arts has in furthering the climate change movement, reflecting on his appearances on The Colbert Report, David Attenborough's recent magnum opus film "A Life on Our Planet", and a celebration of Richard Power's novel The Overstory.
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Dr. Bill McKibben speaks on the future of climate change and activism at SBU

World-renowned environmentalist Dr. Bill McKibben gave his outlook for climate change in a Stony Brook University sponsored colloquium on Jan. 6. Hosted by the Alan Alda Center for Communicating Science, the School of Journalism and the School of Marine and Atmospheric Sciences (SoMAS), the chat sought to create a meaningful conversation about climate change. A recent report from the European Union’s Copernicus Climate Change Service found that 2020 tied with 2016 for the hottest year on record.

Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is a scholar in residence at Middlebury College, Vermont, and author of the books The End of Nature and Eaarth, among others, and the forthcoming Falter: Has the Human Game Begun to Play Itself Out? He is the founder of, a citizen’s movement to combat climate change.