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Bill McKibben

Born: Dec 8, 1960

Birthplace: Palo Alto

Profession: Writer

Nationality: United States

Bill McKibben

Date of Birth : Dec 8, 1960
Birth Place : Palo Alto

William Ernest "Bill" McKibben is an American environmentalist, author, and journalist who has written extensively on the impact of global warming. He is the Schumann Distinguished Scholar at Middlebury College and leader of the anti-carbon campaign group He has authored a dozen books about the environment, including his first in 1989 about climate change. In 2009, he led's organization of 5,200 simultaneous demonstrations in 181 countries. In 2010, McKibben and conceived the 10/10/10 Global Work Party, which convened more than 7,000 events in 188 countries as he had told a large gathering at Warren Wilson College shortly before the event. In December 2010, coordinated a planet-scale art project, with many of the 20 works visible from satellites. In 2011 and 2012 he led the environmental campaign against the proposed Keystone XL pipeline project and spent three days in jail in Washington, D.C. It was one of the largest civil disobedience actions in America for decades. Two weeks later he was inducted into the literature section of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences. He was awarded the Gandhi Peace Award in 2013.


  • Writer
  • Film director
  • Journalist
  • Author
  • Environmentalist

Also known as

  • William Ernest "Bill" McKibben
  • William McKibben
  • William Ernest McKibben


  • Sue Halpern


  • Sophie McKibben

Awards Won

  • Guggenheim Fellowship for Creative Arts, US & Canada
  • Lannan Literary Award for Nonfiction
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