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Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

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Bill McKibben, a scholar in environmental sciences at Middlebury College and a member of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, is a co-founder of 350.org.

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  1. A Harder Road for Climate Justice?
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    A Harder Road for Climate Justice?

    Sep 12, 2022 Alab Mirasol Ayroso, et al. consider what recent global developments will mean for COP27 in Egypt this November.

  2. Our Responsibility to Climate Migrants
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    Our Responsibility to Climate Migrants

    Jul 15, 2021 Bill McKibben urges the United States to provide more protection for Central Americans displaced by extreme weather.

  3. Climate Crunch Time
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    Climate Crunch Time

    Sep 29, 2020 Bill McKibben interviewed by Elmira Bayrasli about the past, present, and future of the environmental movement 50 years after the first Earth Day.

  4. Stop Insuring Climate Disaster
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    Stop Insuring Climate Disaster

    May 5, 2017 Bill McKibben calls on underwriters to follow the French firm AXA's lead and repudiate fossil-fuel projects.

  5. Big Oil, Big Tobacco, Big Lies
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    Big Oil, Big Tobacco, Big Lies

    Oct 8, 2015 Kelle Louaillier & Bill McKibben argue that there is no place for the fossil-fuel industry in climate policymaking.

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    Iran’s Succession Crisis Is a Legitimacy Crisis

    Abbas Milani explains why few Iranians within or outside the country truly mourn the death of President Ebrahim Raisi.
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    Central Banks’ New-Old Inflationary Bias

    Kenneth Rogoff explains why policymakers are more likely to risk higher prices during periods of economic uncertainty.
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    Can AI Improve Family Life?

    Anne-Marie Slaughter & Avni Patel Thompson foresee parents and other caregivers spending more time on meaningful activities, and less time on drudgery.
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    Maxims for the AI Age

    Reid Hoffman

    Far too often, debates about technology, innovation, and progress fall into crude dichotomies – humans versus machines, utopia versus dystopia – that distract from the matter at hand. Rather than fixating on extremes, we should adopt a more nuanced and historically informed view of our tools, and of ourselves.

    offers six principles to guide our thinking about the technology's potential risks and rewards.
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    Europe’s Carbon Border Tax Advances the Fight Against Climate Change

    Jeffrey Frankel shows how the European Union’s carbon-price mechanism could encourage other countries to follow suit.
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    Africa Can’t Prosper Without Regional Trade

    Kingsley Moghalu argues that the continent has been missing a key ingredient of robust, sustained growth.
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    Divestment from Israel Will Not Bring Peace

    Anne O. Krueger argues that meeting protesters' demand would weaken US universities – one of America’s sources of strength.
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    The US-China Trade War Heats Up

    A spate of new US tariffs on Chinese goods has raised the specter of full economic decoupling between the world’s two largest economies. For many observers, the measures are not only misguided, but also counter-productive, with the potential to undermine economic dynamism, hamper climate action, and trigger geopolitical conflict.

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    The Indian Election and the Country’s Economic Future

    Raghuram G. Rajan

    Economically, India today feels like a place of limitless possibilities. But with only a narrow window in which to grow rich before it grows old, the policy decisions it makes today will have an outsize influence on its future prospects.

    worries that the country will squander its massive potential by trying to emulate China's growth strategy.

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