On the November 17 episode of Real Time with Bill Maher, the top-of-the-show interview guest is environmentalist Bill McKibben. He is the founder of 350.org, a worldwide organization that uses online campaigns, grassroots organizing and mass public actions to oppose new coal, oil and gas projects, and to support 100% clean energy solutions. McKibben recently wrote (see post below) that “The oil industry is rotten to the core. They can’t win the argument, so they fight dirty.”
After graduating from Harvard University and triggered by the election of Ronald Reagan, Bill McKibben dedicated his life to the environmental cause. In 2016, presidential candidate Bernie Sanders appointed McKibben to the committee charged with writing the Democratic Party’s environmental platform. That summer, McKibben wrote in op-ed piece in The New York Times that his “right-wing stalkers” have been following him and taking photos of him in hope of demonstrating “epic hypocrisy and extreme positions.” For example, a photo of McKibben having his groceries bagged in plastic bags when he had forgotten to bring his cloth bags had been shared on social media. McKibben currently teaches at Middlebury College in Vermont where he lives with his wife, fellow writer, Sue Halpern. Real Time with Bill Maher airs Fridays at 10pm on HBO.
The oil industry is rotten to the core. They can’t win the argument, so they fight dirtyhttps://t.co/Wo20cBD07y
— Bill McKibben (@billmckibben) November 16, 2017