Best of Blue Dot: America's environmental conscience: a conversation with Bill McKibben
Host Dave Schlom visits with one of the true heroes of environmental activism in the U.S. and the world -- Bill McKibben.
His 1989 book, The End of Nature, McKibben brought the issue of global warming to a general audience for the first time. In the decades since, he has never faltered in his messaging that the climate crisis is truly an existential threat.
In his new book, The Flag, The Cross and The Station Wagon, McKibben goes back to his childhood routes in suburban New England and muses on what has happened to create the deeply polarized politics of today as well as looking for solutions through his Third Act movement that seeks to mobilize "experienced" citizens (those of us over 60) to try and turn the tide back on threats to democracy and our planetary home.