350.org’s Bill McKibben Addresses Capacity Crowd in Vancouver, WA

On July 17th, as a lead-up to the the Columbia River Climate Action,  author and activist Bill McKibben visited Vancouver, WA to tour the site of Tesaro/Savage’s proposed oil export terminal.  That evening, he addressed a capacity crowd of 400 at Clark College as he connected the dots between climate change and enormous fossil fuel proposals presently being considered in the region.   Proposals include coal export terminals at Boardman, St. Helens, Longview, and Cherry Point, WA.

The Northwest and Vancouver could emerge as key tipping points in the global fight against climate change Mr McKibben told a capacity crowd at Clark College on Wednesday night.

“This area has emerged as this great choke point. If it doesn’t happen here … it doesn’t happen anywhere — at least not on the same scale”, he added.

Read more in The Columbian

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Author, environmentalist, and activist Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature in 1988, the first book for a common audience about global warming.  He is the co-founder and Chairman of the Board at 350.org, an international climate campaign that works in 188 countries around the world.