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

Bill McKibben used to think that lack of action to stabilize the climate came from widespread apathy, denial, or comfort with the status quo. Here’s what made him change his mind.



"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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