“The Fight Against Fossil Fuel Giants is the Fight of Our Time”

Bill McKibben
YES! Magazine / Video Report
Published: Sunday 2 September 2012
They are willing to alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere and water to make more money.

“We're not the radicals. We want a world a little bit like the one we were born into. The oil companies are the radical ones. They are willing to alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere and water to make more money.... they're trying for a world that will jeopardize the future of most living things.... This is our challenge for the years ahead. If we can break their power, then our planet has a future.” —Bill McKibben

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ABOUT Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org, which has coordinated 15,000 rallies in 189 countries since 2009.

Everyone that burns fossil

Everyone that burns fossil fuel should pay for the cleanup left behind... the big oil companies, employees, stockholders, retirement/pension funds, etc are mostly just regular folks like everyone else .... who are you talking about when you say big oil companies? The oil companies are not burning the fossil fuel that creates atmospheric pollution - you are, and everyone else that drives a car, heats their home, pays postage (for the postal trucks to deliver their mail), etc. etc.

This is flippin ridiculously

This is flippin ridiculously hippocritical to sign on to this fight if you drive a car, mow your lawn, heat your house, use electricity, and on and on and on. First, quit using fossil fuels of any kind .... then sign on to this fight - is this possible?

I'm 100% against more fossil

I'm 100% against more fossil fuel. HOWEVER, the current alternatives namely industrial wind turbines and industrial solar are just as reckless as using coal or oil. I live in the Tehachapi Pass and witness the carnage of the virgin forests, conversion of prime farmland, reckless removal of endangered species like the Mojave desert tortoises and wildlife. 10-20 hawks are killed colliding with turbine propellers every single day in only one small location.

My word to 350.org is to quit supporting current wind and solar. Our ecosystems can't stand much more of this bullshit.

Fossil Fools' (Big Oil, Gas,

Fossil Fools' (Big Oil, Gas, & Coal) GREED and Selfishness are putting all of humanity and the rest of the living world in peril. They are a clear and present danger to everyone including themselves, and that is the criteria for involuntary commitment to a high-security mental institution.

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