Bill McKibben started out as a journalist, and in 1989 wrote The End of Nature, which was first book for a general audience about climate change. It was a blockbuster hit, so he wrote more books and articles about the environment, climate and humanity’s relationship with the natural world.
But at some point, Mckibben realized that writing was not going to be enough–he needed to take action. In this episode, one of America’s best known climate change activists and writers describes his evolution toward activism. He traces his own personal and intellectual background from childhood to founding one of the most impactful environmental activist organizations in the world. But first, Bill explains why he got himself arrested outside an Exxon station in Vermont last week.