Bill McKibben Quotes
We spend probably more of our time than we should, just because it’s close to home, worrying about the West. But it’s equally important to figure out how we’re going to free up the resources to let the developing world leapfrog the fossil fuel age. That’s at least as mathematically important, and at least as morally crucial.
In the States, the movement’s actually gotten much much much stronger. There really was no climate movement so to speak before that – I think because everybody assumed that reasonable heads would prevail and do the right thing – and why would you need to have a huge movement in order to cause our leaders to deal with the most serious problem that they face. In a rational world you wouldn’t. They would deal with it.
You think OWS is radical? You think 350.org was radical for helping organize mass civil disobedience in D.C. in August against the Keystone Pipeline? We’re not radical. Radicals work for oil companies. The CEO of Exxon gets up every morning and goes to work changing the chemical composition of the atmosphere. No one has ever done anything as radical as that, not in all of human history.