Bill McKibben, a Lexington native, environmentalist, and writer, will be returning to Lexington Sunday to speak at Cary Hall. McKibben, the author of several books and a former staff writer at the New Yorker, will be speaking about his new book, "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet," in which he argues that humans have created a new, practically unrecognizable planet.
"At this point, we're not going to make a big dent in climate change one lightbulb at a time,'' McKibben said in an interview. "Instead we're going to need a real political movement. That's why we started 350.org--last year we organized what CNN called 'the most widespread day of political action in the planet's history,' with 5200 demonstrations in 181 countries. But we need to grow this movement bigger and stronger.''
Your Town correspondent Sara Brown asked McKibben a few more questions about the future of the planet. Go here for the full Question and Answer.
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