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October 29, 1989 | David M. Graber
"Bill McKibben has written a graceful, witty and tragic essay about the consequences of global warming caused by the Greenhouse Effect."
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July 2, 2013 | Jonah Goldberg
You just can't out-gloom an environmentalist. The Atlantic invited some luminaries to answer the question "How and when will the world end?" Some contributions were funny. Others simply plausible - a volcanic eruption from underneath Yellowstone National Park is frightfully overdue. But only an environmentalist like Bill McKibben could be a killjoy about the apocalypse itself. The environmental activist and writer declares the question moot. "In a sense, the world as we knew it is already over.
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March 11, 2007 | Donna Seaman, Donna Seaman is an associate editor for Booklist, editor of the anthology "In Our Nature: Stories of Wildness" and host of the radio program "Open Books" in Chicago. Seaman's author interviews are collected in "Writers on the Air."
"DEEP ECONOMY" is a riff on "deep ecology," a philosophical and scientific perspective that views humankind as but one species in the grand web of life. Ecology, of course, refers to the intricate pattern of relations between living entities and their environment. We most often use the word "economy" to refer to "the structure of economic life," to quote Webster's. But economy derives from the Greek word oikonomia, which translates as "household manager."
OPINION
January 12, 2013
Reader P.J. Gendell of Beverly Hills, in a letter published Thursday posed a question to journalist and climate-change activist Bill McKibben in response to his Jan. 6 Op-Ed article, "Climate change won't wait": "McKibben is very adamant that 'if we're to slow the pace of climate change, we need to cut emissions globally at a sensational rate, by something like 5% a year.' Considering what a huge amount that is, it would be helpful for...
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November 26, 1995 | Michael Pollan, Michael Pollan is the author of "Second Nature: A Gardener's Education."
No matter how many more--and better--books he may write, Bill McKibben is destined to be remembered for "The End of Nature," his 1989 bestseller about the greenhouse effect and its effect on, well, Bill McKibben.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2012 | By Dean Kuipers
With the U.S. Senate poised to begin debate on a bill that would greenlight the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as early as Tuesday, activists and other citizens have barraged the Senate with more than 350,000 petitions opposing the legislation in less than five hours. Activists Bill McKibben , Robert Redford and other celebs such as Kyra Sedgwick and Ian Somerhalder have joined the Natural Resources Defense Council, 350.org, the Sierra Club and other groups in coordinating the petition effort . The goal is 500,000 messages to the Senate by Tuesday.
OPINION
January 12, 2013
Reader P.J. Gendell of Beverly Hills, in a letter published Thursday posed a question to journalist and climate-change activist Bill McKibben in response to his Jan. 6 Op-Ed article, "Climate change won't wait": "McKibben is very adamant that 'if we're to slow the pace of climate change, we need to cut emissions globally at a sensational rate, by something like 5% a year.' Considering what a huge amount that is, it would be helpful for...
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2009 | Susan Salter Reynolds
Whole Green Catalog 1,000 Best Things for You and the Earth Edited Michael W. Robbins Foreword by Bill McKibben Introduction by Renee Loux Rodale: 390 pp., $29.99 It's about time. Modeled on the "Whole Earth Catalog," this compendium of products, easy on the Earth, ranges from kitchenware to cars to pet food. Lush and stylish, the book lists everything you need to make you want to go off-grid: sustainable skateboards, products to help you recycle, appliances, biofuel and cashmere.
OPINION
May 17, 2008
Re "Civilization's last chance," Opinion, May 11 Scientists estimate that the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old. During that time, the Earth has undergone vast, monumental and violent geologic, tectonic, volcanic and climatic changes. The planet has cooled and warmed, ice ages have come and gone, and natural marvels such as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite Valley were left behind. Entire species have been wiped out, and we don't even know why. In contrast, human beings as we know them have existed for about 200,000 years, and they've been industrialized for a few centuries, a mere blink of an eye compared with the age of the Earth.
CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
February 13, 2012 | By Dean Kuipers
With the U.S. Senate poised to begin debate on a bill that would greenlight the controversial Keystone XL pipeline as early as Tuesday, activists and other citizens have barraged the Senate with more than 350,000 petitions opposing the legislation in less than five hours. Activists Bill McKibben , Robert Redford and other celebs such as Kyra Sedgwick and Ian Somerhalder have joined the Natural Resources Defense Council, 350.org, the Sierra Club and other groups in coordinating the petition effort . The goal is 500,000 messages to the Senate by Tuesday.
OPINION
December 19, 2011
Christmas spirit Re "Away with the manger?," Dec. 15 As a confirmed agnostic and active humanist, I am angered and perplexed by the actions of the "devout" atheists who have dominated the creche displays in Santa Monica. I am angered because such disregard for the demonstration of deeply held beliefs by any religious group is inappropriate, and perplexed because it is ultimately counterproductive to efforts by atheists and agnostics to help those who are beginning to question their long-held beliefs to feel comfortable coming to the realization that there is another option.
OPINION
December 17, 2011
Bill McKibben's Dec. 14 Op-Ed article decrying the influence of corporate money in Washington vis a vis the political battle over building the Keystone XL pipeline prompted several readers to say McKibben unfairly targeted those politicians who take the side of industry. One letter writer quipped that McKibben "writes an entire Op-Ed article about the corrupting influence of money in politics and never mentions the word 'union' once. " Reader Robert Helbing of Monrovia said big money influences all sides of a debate, including McKibben's own environmental activism: "Bill McKibben complains that oil company donations affect the votes of Republicans in Washington.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 8, 2010 | By Louis Lucero, Los Angeles Times
"Dear World," begins an open letter from environmentalist Bill McKibben that's posted on climate crisis website 350.org . In it, he proposes a response to what he calls "a tough year" marked by unprecedented rates of glacial retreat in the Arctic, devastating erosion in Latin America, record-breaking temperatures globally ? and an almost complete failure to do anything about it. His suggestion? Throw a party. "Circle 10/10/10 on your calendar," reads the invitation. "That's the date.
ENTERTAINMENT
October 11, 2009 | Susan Salter Reynolds
Whole Green Catalog 1,000 Best Things for You and the Earth Edited Michael W. Robbins Foreword by Bill McKibben Introduction by Renee Loux Rodale: 390 pp., $29.99 It's about time. Modeled on the "Whole Earth Catalog," this compendium of products, easy on the Earth, ranges from kitchenware to cars to pet food. Lush and stylish, the book lists everything you need to make you want to go off-grid: sustainable skateboards, products to help you recycle, appliances, biofuel and cashmere.
OPINION
May 17, 2008
Re "Civilization's last chance," Opinion, May 11 Scientists estimate that the Earth is about 4.5 billion years old. During that time, the Earth has undergone vast, monumental and violent geologic, tectonic, volcanic and climatic changes. The planet has cooled and warmed, ice ages have come and gone, and natural marvels such as the Grand Canyon and Yosemite Valley were left behind. Entire species have been wiped out, and we don't even know why. In contrast, human beings as we know them have existed for about 200,000 years, and they've been industrialized for a few centuries, a mere blink of an eye compared with the age of the Earth.
BOOKS
March 11, 2007 | Donna Seaman, Donna Seaman is an associate editor for Booklist, editor of the anthology "In Our Nature: Stories of Wildness" and host of the radio program "Open Books" in Chicago. Seaman's author interviews are collected in "Writers on the Air."
"DEEP ECONOMY" is a riff on "deep ecology," a philosophical and scientific perspective that views humankind as but one species in the grand web of life. Ecology, of course, refers to the intricate pattern of relations between living entities and their environment. We most often use the word "economy" to refer to "the structure of economic life," to quote Webster's. But economy derives from the Greek word oikonomia, which translates as "household manager."
NEWS
June 14, 2005 | Susan Dworski
Acclaimed ecology author Bill McKibben takes us on a thoughtful walkabout through "the home turf of my adult life," beginning on Vermont's Mt. Abraham, crossing Lake Champlain, striding deep into the heart of the Adirondacks' 6 million miles of wilderness.
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