Bill McKibben

Author and educator Bill McKibben is the founder of, a non-profit organisation that is focussed on using grassroots initiatives, online campaigns and increasing public awareness to stand up against fossil fuel activity and create a zero-carbon economy that works for everyone. He’s the writer of the hugely influential The End Of Nature, published in 1989 and considered to be one of the first books on climate change intended for a general audience. He continues to write prolifically on environmental topics and has published more than 15 books to date.

Location: Vermont

Age: 57

Twitter: @billmckibben