Bill McKibben will give a talk on October 10, 4:30pm in Woolsey Hall entitled “Simply Too Hot: The Desperate Science and Politics of Climate.” McKibben is currently the Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College in Vermont and a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In 2008, Bill McKibben cofounded 350.org, the first planet-wide, grassroots climate change movement utilizing online campaigns, grassroots organizing, and mass public protests.
McKibben began his long and distinguished career as a journalist and was formerly a staff writer for the New Yorker. In 1989 he published, The End of Nature, one of the first books written for a broad audience to discuss the problems of climate change that is now considered a groundbreaking work in the field of environmental studies. This seminal work has now been published in 24 languages and McKibben has gone on to write over a dozen books on environmental issues including Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet (2010) and his most recent work, Oil and Honey (2013). He continues to write for a wide variety of publications including the New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone.