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Global Warming: The New Civil Rights Movement?

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Uploaded on Apr 15, 2008

Complete video at: http://fora.tv/2008/03/24/Environment...

Environmentalist author Bill McKibben likens the fight against global warming to the American civil rights movement.

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Environmentalist and writer Bill McKibben is known for exploring civic engagement on such issues as global warming, alternative energy, and human genetic engineering. Imbued with a sense of urgency, his writing offers perspectives on integrating science, society and environmental policy in a complex and evolving world.

McKibben's influential essays are collected in The Bill McKibben Reader and his numerous titles include The End of Nature, The Age of Missing Information, and Hope, Human, and Wild.

Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future, is the author's manifesto for moving beyond growth economics and transitioning to more local-scale enterprise.

In the summer of 2006, Bill McKibben organized the largest public demonstrations about climate change in the United States. He has since founded stepitup07.org, a group that pressures Congress to enact curbs on carbon emissions.

McKibben is a frequent contributor to periodicals as diverse as The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper's, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone, and Outside. Previously awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, Bill McKibben received the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing in 2000 - City Arts & Lectures

Mark Hertsgaard is the author of five books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including Earth Odyssey: Around the World In Search of Our Environmental Future and On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency.

A correspondent for Link TV and The Nation and L'espresso magazines, he has written for The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, The Guardian, Die Zeit and other leading publications around the world. His next book is called, Living Through the Storm: Surviving the Next 50 Years of Global Warming.

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