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Season 2008 Episode 0324

Environmentalist Bill McKibben in Conversation

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Environmentalist Bill McKibben in Conversation
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Environmentalist and writer Bill McKibben is known for exploring civic engagement on such issues as global warming, alternative energy, and human genetic engineering. Imbued with a sense of urgency, his writing offers perspectives on integrating science, society and environmental policy in a complex and evolving world.McKibben's influential essays are collected in The Bill McKibben Reader and his numerous titles include The End of Nature, The Age of Missing Information, and Hope, Human, and Wild.Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, is the author's manifesto for moving beyond growth economics and transitioning to more local-scale enterprise.In the summer of 2006, Bill McKibben organized the largest public demonstrations about climate change in the United States. He has since founded stepitup07.org, a group that pressures Congress to enact curbs on carbon emissions.McKibben is a frequent contributor to periodicals as diverse as The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone, and Outside. Previously awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, Bill McKibben received the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000 - City Arts & Lecturesmoreless
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