Bill Mckibben

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Fire  progresses in the woods in the Angeles National Forest north of Monrovia, north east of Los Angeles, California in September. Signs -of ongoing climate change are all too apparent in the modern era.  Photograph: Etienne Laurent/EPA

When it comes to the global response to the climate crisis, next Tuesday’s US presidential election is a critical juncture; the most significant cross(...)

Actor Jane Fonda (centre) is arrested with other activists like Jodie Evans (right)  while protesting against climate change on Capitol Hill in Washington last Friday. Photograph: Jared Soares/The New York Times

The night before Jane Fonda was arrested in Washington again last week, a member of her social media team asked whether she would consider writin(...)

‘With Lorenzo at full tilt or not, its kind seems sure to proliferate as a warming Atlantic draws hurricanes north.’ Picture: Michael Viney

In what I hope will not become a habit, I was dispatched to the safety of a hospital bed on the night the nation spent dreading Lorenzo, leaving Ethna(...)

Students take part in a “youth strike to act on climate change” demonstration in Nice, France, in March. File photograph: Eric Gaillard/Reuters

At last, there is tangible indication that if Irish citizens shout enough about the threat of climate breakdown, politicians will listen. Equally, it (...)

A winter scene in the Phoenix Park, Dublin,  as visitors and deer meet  – but 14 degrees early on a December morning? Photograph: Cyril Byrne

A late sunrise slides up from behind a cloudbank over Dublin’s spires and office blocks and sets the few remaining golden leaves on the silver birche(...)

Virtual reality: a beanstalk twining up the Millennium Spire. Illustration: Michael Viney

There are moments in the Vineys’ embrace of cottage electronics when fear of the wilful robot can become very real. One morning last month the list of(...)

 Barack Obama makes a statement on the climate agreement in the  White House after its adoption  at the World Climate Change Conference  (COP21). Photograph: Dennis Brack / EPA

World leaders have hailed the 11th-hour climate deal reached in Paris on Saturday, claiming it provides the “best chance we have” of saving the planet(...)

French foreign affairs Minister Laurent Fabius, president-designate of COP21,  on a giant screen as he speaks at the final session at the World Climate Change Conference 2015 (COP21) at Le Bourget, near Paris, France, December 12th, 2015. Photograph: Stephane Mahe/Reuters

As the Paris COP21 accord with its unprecedented collective global response to climate change was being ratified on Saturday evening, it was inevitabl(...)

Christiana Figueres, executive secretary of the United Nations Framework Convention on Climate Change, said the range of initiatives to combat climate change - from new technology, to conservations, to behaviour change - were brilliant but needed to be implemented swiftly. Photograph: Eric Piermont/AFP/Getty Images.

Many impressive responses to climate change have emerged in recent years but they need to be deployed immediately to avoid the rapid rise of world tem(...)

Exxon Mobil, one of the oil companies in which the city council holds shares. Photograph: Reuters

A campaign by climate activist Bill McKibben's has scored its biggest victory so far by persuading San Francisco's city council to call on (...)