Bill McKibben

Founder, 350.org

At this point, 75% of Americans know that climate change is real and want something done about it. The people who don’t want anything done about it are the small number of people who are making an enormous amount of money doing what they are doing.

Bill McKibben, believes in a safe climate and a better future — a just, prosperous, and equitable world built with the power of ordinary people. As the founder of 350.org, McKibben is building a global grassroots climate movement that can hold our leaders accountable to the realities of science and the principles of justice. He brings with him decades of experience as an author, having written over a dozen books about climate change. In 1989 he wrote The End of Nature, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate disruption.

McKibben was the 2013 winner of the Gandhi Prize and the Thomas Merton Prize, and holds honorary degrees from 18 colleges and universities. Foreign Policy named him to their inaugural list of the world's 100 most important global thinkers.

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