Bill McKibben is a renowned environmentalist and founder of 350.org, a grassroots climate change movement that has organized 20,000 rallies around the world. He is the author of 18 books, including "The End of Nature," which has been translated into 24 languages and is widely considered to be the first book on climate change for a general audience.
Bill McKibben received a B. A. from Harvard University in 1982. Upon graduation, he worked as a staff writer for the New Yorker, leaving in 1987 to become a freelance writer. Two years later he published The End of Nature, widely considered to be the first book on global warming written for a general audience. He has published eighteen books and hundreds of articles in a wide variety of publications, including the New York Times, the New York Review of Books, National Geographic, the New Republic, and Rolling Stone. He has received numerous awards—including the Right Livelihood Prize (sometimes referred to as the “alternative Nobel”), the Gandhi Prize, and the Thomas Merton Prize—as well as honorary degrees from eighteen colleges and universities. He is currently a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences and The Schumann Distinguished Scholar in Environmental Studies at Middlebury College in Middlebury, Vermont.
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