Thursday, December 26, 2013

Confronting Climate Change

The urgency of the climate crisis has compelled writers such as Bill McKibben and Antonia Juhasz to cross the line into advocacy. Bill McKibben says that “75% of Americans know that climate change is real and want something done about it.”
Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben is an American environmentalist, author, and journalist who has written extensively on the impact of global warming. Bill is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009.

In late summer 2006, Bill helped lead a five-day walk across Vermont to demand action on global warming. Beginning in January 2007 he founded to demand that Congress enact curbs on carbon emissions that would cut global warming pollution 80 percent by 2050. With six college students, Bill organized 1,400 global warming demonstrations across all 50 states of America on April 14, 2007.

Antonia Juhasz is an American oil and energy analyst, author, journalist and activist. Juhasz founded the Energy Program at Global Exchange, a San Francisco-based human rights non-profit organization, and directed the program from July 2009 to July 2011. Peace Action named Juhasz to the Women Peacemakers Honor Roll, “For women who have made a unique and lasting contribution to work for peace and justice in the world" in July 30, 2007. Juhasz has taught at the New College of California in the Activism and Social Change Masters Program and as a guest lecturer on U.S. Foreign Policy at the McMaster University Labour Studies Program in a unique educational program with the Canadian Automobile Workers Union. Greg Dalton is the moderator.

Bill McKibben, Antonia Juhasz & Greg Dalton

Source: Climate One: Warrior Writers

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