Monday 20 April 2015 at 17:55High 5 Bill!
by Alex Price, OurVoices
Every movement needs leaders and every struggle needs heroes. For the fight against climate change they don’t come much bigger than Bill McKibben. Bill’s writing and organising has been a spark to the incredible climate movement we see around the world today.
He founded 350.org and helped kick start the worldwide divestment movement.
We’re told again and again there is a divide between faith and a belief in the power of science—Bill’s work is living proof that this is false, as a climate activist, science writer, and a Methodist. Check out his Sermon at the Riverside Church in New York to hear him draw together the book of Job, climate science, and the search for Justice:
“When Sandy came up the coast, it set the mark for the lowest barometric pressure ever recorded north of Cape Hatteras, and for the widest windfield ever observed by satellite. But it wasn’t, to use the language of Job and of the insurance companies, an act of God. It was an act, at least in part, of us. An act not just of stupidity but of blasphemy.”We’re tremendously excited to have Bill joining OurVoices as a Spiritual Ambassador.
His work has been an inspiration to so many, and has catalysed the actions of thousands around the world. We can’t wait to see what we can achieve together.
Photo Credit: Steve Liptay