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Bill McKibben on the Climate Crisis

Bill McKibben, an environmental activist and the founder of 350.org, discusses his organization's work to build a global movement to solve the climate crisis.

In this episode, we speak with Bill McKibben, an environmental activist and the founder of 350.org, an organization that’s building a global movement to solve the climate crisis. Bill McKibben is the author of The End of Nature. Published in 1999, it is considered to be the first book on climate change written for a general audience.

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On September 15, 2011, Arctic sea ice shrank to its second-smallest extent in decades of monitoring, second only to the record-setting melt that alarmed scientists around the world in 2007.
The melting of Arctic sea ice is a powerful indicator of the rapid warming occurring throughout the Arctic. This warming has also increased melting of continental glaciers and the Greenland Ice Sheet, which led scientists earlier this year to project a sea level rise of 0.9 to 1.6 meters (or as much as 5 feet) by the end of this century.
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