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Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is an environmentalist, author, and cofounder of 350.org, a nonprofit working internationally to end the use of fossil fuels. He teaches environmental science at Middlebury College in Vermont.

— From October 2019
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

A Shrinking World

Let’s put aside, for the moment, the thought of mass extinction. . . . Even if that is our eventual due, life will first look and feel different. Life as we know it won’t suddenly end, but it will be crimped; in many places, it already is.

October 2019
Essays, Memoirs, and True Stories

Consuming Nature

To be under siege from a cloud of blackflies is to feel your sanity threatened. In and out of your ears they crawl, biting as they go; in and out of your nose, your mouth, the corners of your eyes. If you’ve covered up everything but your hands, they will start there and crawl to your wrists, leaving welts wherever they feed.

July 2000
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