Bill McKibben, a well known environmental author and activist, is the founder of 350.org, an international climate change campaign. 350.org is named for the safe level of Carbon Dioxide in the atmosphere, 350 parts per million.
His 1989 book The End of Nature was the first book to warn the general public about the threat of global warming.
His 2010 book Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet, Shows that we're living on a fundamentally altered planet -- and opens our eyes to the kind of change we'll need in order to make our civilization endure.
When he's not busy organizing, Bill is an active writer on the climate crisis and other environmental issues. Bill is a frequent contributor to various magazines including. He is also a board member and contributor to Grist Magazine. He has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000. He is currently a Scholar in Residence at Middlebury College and lives in Ripton, Vermont with his wife, author Sue Halpern, and daughter Sophie.
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