NOTED ENVIRONMENTALIST BILL McKIBBEN TO SPEAK OCT. 6 AT WWC
Just four days before his 10/10/10 Global Work Party to combat climate change, Bill McKibben will give a free public lecture Oct. 6 as part of Warren Wilson College’s Sustainability Speakers Series. The presentation, in partnership with The Wilderness Society and Orion magazine, begins at 7 p.m. in the College Chapel.
McKibben and other event organizers are seeking to involve more than 2,500 groups in more than 150 countries in projects on Oct. 10. The day’s goal, McKibben writes, “is not to solve the climate crisis one project at a time, but to send a pointed political message: If we can get to work, you can get to work too – on the legislation and the treaties that will make all our work easier in the long run.”
McKibben is co-founder and director of 350.org, a global climate-change initiative so named because scientists say that 350 parts per million is the safe upper limit for carbon dioxide in the atmosphere. Current concentrations of CO2 are steadily approaching 400 parts per million. The 10/10/10 event is being organized by McKibben and his colleagues at 350.org.
McKibben’s 13 books include “The End of Nature,” published in 1989 and considered the first book for a general audience on global warming. His most recent book is “Eaarth… Making a Life on a Tough New Planet.” He is the recipient of Guggenheim and Lyndhurst fellowships and the Lannan Prize in Nonfiction Writing.
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