Bill McKibben (USA)



Bill wrote the first ever book on global warming, The End of Nature, in 1989. It has been printed in more than 20 languages. He also founded, the first global grassroots climate campaign, which has organized more than 20,000 demonstrations in every country on Earth except North Korea.



He was awarded the Right Livelihood Award, sometimes called the alternative Nobel, in 2014 in the Swedish Parliament, and has also won the Gandhi Peace Prize, as well as honorary degrees from 20 colleges and universities.
In recent years he has founded Third Act, a community of experienced Americans over the age of 60 determined to take a progressive action on climate and democracy. According to Bill, this generation of boomers has unprecedented skills and resources that they can bring to bear. Most of them also have kids and grandkids who are, in other words, very real reasons to worry and to work.