Bill McKibben, founder of 350.org, a global grassroots movement formed to solve the climate crisis, addresses a standing room only, public joint legislative session at the Vermont State House in Montpelier, Vermont. The State House was packed to the brim by many Vermont constituents, local student groups and numerous members of both the House and Senate who had gathered to hear the Middlebury College Schumann Distinguished Scholar discuss the urgency of climate change and it’s potential future impacts on Vermont. McKibben received multiple standing ovations and more than one belly laugh from the gathered Vermont audience for his insights, before fielding a number of pointed questions from members of both the Vermont House & Senate.
Quoted from Bill McKibben’s speech & later responses:
But just as we adapt to that which we can’t prevent, we also have to prevent that which we can’t adapt. Temperature increases beyond two degrees are impossible, unthinkable—and yet they are coming fast; unless we can help lead the charge against them. …Let’s think about the cost of not taking action.—Bill McKibben
A full transcript from the speech can be found HERE.
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