International Speaker Series: Bill McGibbins
I recently tabled for the World Affairs Council when Bill McGibbins gave his talk titled, “Climate Futures: Beyond Paris”. McKibben is a bestselling author and “the planet’s best green journalist” (TIME), and the founder of 350.org, the massive grassroots climate change initiative, which has organized 20,000 rallies around the world in every country save North Korea, spearheaded the resistance to the Keystone Pipeline, and launched the fast-growing fossil fuel divestment movement. A former staff writer for New Yorker magazine, he writes frequently for a wide variety of publications around the world, including the New York Review of Books, National Geographic,and Rolling Stone.
It was inspirational to hear about the momentum of various environmental movements around world. I was also pleased to get a group photo with him afterward. While it’s sad to see the International Speaker Series come to an end for this year, I am very excited for next year!