Bill McKibben
Sydney Ideas and present

Bill Mckibben

4 June



Global Warming: do the maths

Bill McKibben, award-winning author, educator, environmentalist and co-founder of

“Climate change is basically a big maths problem, involving the quantity of carbon we wish to burn and the capacity of the atmosphere to contain it. The question is—how much more can we burn before we’re in trouble?”

Australia’s continued expansion of coal mining and export is of concern to one of the world’s leading environmentalists, Bill McKibben. Is this one of a handful of projects in the world that would take the planet beyond the point of no return to irreversible climate change?  Come and hear Bill’s clear-eyed view of the global warming maths and learn about his grassroots advice about how to fix the equation.

Bill McKibben is one of the world’s most respected and admired writers, speakers and activists on global warming. Described by Time Magazine as “the planet’s best green journalist”, Bill is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature in 1989, regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change.