The Crucial Years

Bill McKibben
Crunch time for civilization--so let's get it right
Created 10 Aug 2021
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  • IPCC talks go down to the wire
    04 Apr 2022 17 1
    At 5 a.m. this morning we were supposed to get the report from Working Group 3 of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change. It didn’t come—because delegates were still arguing. And the arguments ...
  • Inertia is a problem too
    01 Apr 2022 13 4
    Most of the time I’m writing about vested interest as the key obstacle to making the energy transition. And it is—without the endless campaign of delay, denial, and disinformation from Big Oil and its...
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  • The Man Who Gobbed Up Earth
    28 Mar 2022 48 26
    Just as the Oscars were getting underway last night, the New York Times published a truly remarkable exposé that helps us understand the end of our planet’s climate system in helpful detail. Receipt-l...
  • This is your world on fossil fuel
    25 Mar 2022 17 6
    So far today—today—scientists in the Antarctic have sent back word that an ice sheet the size of Los Angeles collapsed and disappeared sometime in the last week, amid polar temperatures as much as 70 ...
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  • Douse the fires
    18 Mar 2022 14 4
    Earlier this morning I published a long, long piece (far longer than can fit on Substack) in the New Yorker. It argues that the time has come for us to end—after 200,000 years—the central place of com...
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