Friday, September 02, 2011

Bill McKibben, writer, environmental leader, talking to Rochester, NY on 9/18/2011 – a prelude

As writer, environmental leader Bill McKibben is soon to talk to Rochester, NY via Skype at Greentopia you might want to get a prelude to what Bill is doing lately (making world-wide news on Climate Change) and what he was to say. Bill is going to be speaking via Skype on September 18th at 3:30pm in the WXXI Studios in the High Falls District.
For Protesters, Keystone Pipeline Is Line In Tar Sand : NPR “For McKibben, this really is the moment of truth, akin to what Brazil did 15 years ago, when it took serious steps to preserve the Amazon rain forest. "That was a unique biological treasure," he said. "North America has a unique geological treasure: this tar sands formation. Why don't we have the same kind of responsibility to the world to just keep that oil in the ground?"” (Sept 1, 2011) NPR : National Public Radio : News & Analysis, World, US, Music & Arts : NPR
Truthout Interview With Bill McKibben | Truthout “Bill McKibben is one of the most venerable writers on the growing peril of climate change. Not content to simply write warnings of environmental implosion, McKibben is an inveterate activist. Most recently, he has been working with others to halt the construction of the Keystone XL pipeline. Disaster is not inevitable, McKibben believes. But it is likely unless saving our environment becomes a moral imperative upon which we act with urgency. Below is an exclusive Truthout interview with McKibben about his recent book, and current political actions.” (September 1, 2011) Truthout | Fearless, Independent News and Opinion
Here’s an environmental leader coming to our premier green festival, Greentopia, who is walking the walk. All this talk about Climate Change in our region is not esoteric twaddle; check out the “Likely Changes” that Climate Change will bring to our region. We need leadership to get moving on this issue of this century.

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