Bill McKibben

Recent Speaker

Co-founder of 350.org

June 6, 2013

Arrive from 11.30am, lunch 12 noon, speaker 12.30 concludes 1.30pm

"Global warming: do the maths"

Bill McKibben is one of the world’s most respected and admired writers, speakers and activists on global warming.

Described by Time Magazine as 'the planet's best green journalist', Bill is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989 (regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change). His most recentl book, Eaarth¸ is described by NASA’s James Hansen as “blaz[ing] a path to help preserve nature’s greatest treasures.”

Bill holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges and, in 2011, was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. In March this year, he was awarded the American Academy of Arts and Letters’ award for “exceptional accomplishment in any genre”.

A truly inspiring speaker and activist, in 2009 Bill co-founded the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries.

"Bill McKibben is the most effective environmental activist of our age. Anyone interested in making a difference to our world can learn from him." Tim Flannery

 


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