If you haven’t seen this yet, watch Bill McKibben‘s great appearance on the Late Show with David Letterman talking about a campaign to put solar panels back on the White House and the upcoming 10/10/10 Global Work Party (that you’re invited to) this October 10th, where millions of people around the world will get together to work on climate solutions.
If you’re not familiar with Bill McKibben, he “has been called our nation’s leading environmentalist,” as David Letterman says, and has a number of great achievements to his name. I highly recommend checking out his bio via the link above and watching the video below. Here are a few highlights from his bio:
- “In 2009 he led the organization of 350.org , which coordinated what Foreign Policy magazine called ‘the largest ever global coordinated rally of any kind,’ with 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 181 countries.”
- “With six college students, he organized 1,400 global warming demonstrations across all 50 states of America on April 14, 2007. Step It Up 2007 has been described as the largest day of protest about climate change in the nation’s history.”
- “”His first book, The End of Nature, was published in 1989 by Random House after being serialized in the New Yorker. It is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has been printed in more than 20 languages.”
- In 2010 the Boston Globe called him ‘probably the nation’s leading environmentalist’ and Time magazine described him as ‘the world’s best green journalist.'”
There’s a lot of great stuff from Bill McKibben out there, and you can add this interview with David Letterman to the list.
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