Center for American Progress

ADVISORY: A Conversation with Bill McKibben: Climate Change, Global Transformation, and Youth Activism
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ADVISORY: A Conversation with Bill McKibben: Climate Change, Global Transformation, and Youth Activism

Tuesday, April 14, 2009, 5:30pm – 7:30pm

WASHINGTON, DC—Ever since the 1989 publication of The End of Nature, Bill McKibben has been in the top tier of public ambassadors on the science, policy, ethics, and urgency of climate change. Now, 20 years later, he has emerged as one of the most important on-the-ground organizers on this issue as well. Founder of Step It Up in 2007, which organized 1,400 climate change demonstrations in all 50 states, he is now working with 350.org to call global attention to the need to forge an international agreement to decrease carbon dioxide concentration in the atmosphere to 350 parts per million. According to NASA’s Jim Hansen, this is the concentration target essential to "maintain the climate to which humanity, wildlife, and the rest of the biosphere are adapted."

Join us for a conversation between McKibben and CAP Senior Fellow Andrew Light on the current state of play of McKibben’s campaign and the upcoming deadlines for forging an international agreement on climate change.

Featured Speaker: Bill McKibben, Scholar-in-Residence, Middlebury College

Moderated by: Andrew Light, Senior Fellow, Center for American Progress

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Location

Center for American Progress 1333 H St. NW, 10th Floor Washington, DC 20005

Map & Directions Nearest Metro: Blue/Orange Line to McPherson Square or Red Line to Metro Center

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