|Bill McKibben (Source: 350.org)|
Talking Writing magazine just posted an interview I did with climate activist and environmental journalist Bill McKibben called "We Don't Require Leaders." I urge you to go check it out. McKibben surprised me with some of his answers. The whole climate equation and how it impacts culture and politics is not simple or predictable.
I did a lot of research for my interview. You can never get in all your questions. Nor can you make all the points you want to make in your interview introduction. I want to add a bit here, then, if that's okay. It's my contribution this week to what will likely otherwise be a finger snapping coverage of Earth Day by mainstream media.
First off, while it's been underway for about two years, the climate change Divestment Movement at college and university campuses is really heating up, if you'll pardon the pun. Bill was getting prepared for Harvard Heat Week when we were corresponding. The idea was to put pressure on Harvard University, which has an endowment of over $30 billion, to disinvest (divest) in fossil fuel related stock. You can learn more about Harvard Heat Week by going to the link at the bottom of this post.