McKibben has spent four decades as an author and activist to save the world from climate catastrophe. He represents the same key archetype as Garrison, the abolitionist who fought to end the greatest evil of his day, slavery.
After 30 years, the climate movement is too much about data and not enough about people. Celebrating our leaders can inspire Americans to join us.
There’s no moral comparison between humans who suffered in slavery and molecules of fossil fuels. But the abolition movement of the nineteenth century may hold the key to unblocking climate action today.
Bill McKibben writes that extreme weather is shrinking the world. This year, America has shrunk in Florida, California and beyond. It’s the climate equivalent of war.