Activist Urges Direct Action on Global Warming

Environmentalist Bill McKibben addresses the problem and how to fix it

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A blueprint for what citizens can do to directly address global warming will be the focus of a presentation by author and activist Bill McKibben at Rochester Institute of Technology’s Ingle Auditorium, 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6.

The talk, “Uniting Global and Local,” includes a discussion of the facts surrounding global warming and current climate change policy and what can be done to address problems related to pollution, climate change and fossil fuel use. The event is sponsored by RIT’s Caroline Werner Gannett Project.

Bill McKibben has spent over 30 years promoting enhanced environmental action in society. His groundbreaking 1989 work The End of Nature was one of the first to discuss the impact of climate change and global warming. McKibben’s latest book The Deep Economy, which details the impact of environmental degradation on economic development, was selected as the first-year reading assignment for all RIT freshmen.

For more information on McKibben’s presentation as well as the Gannett Project’s 2008-09 schedule visit

WHAT: Uniting Global and Local

WHO: Bill McKibben

WHEN: 8 p.m. on Thursday, Nov. 6

WHERE: Ingle Auditorium, Student Alumni Union, RIT Campus