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“Fossil Free Europe” Tour — The global 350 Movement is coming to Scotland

October 11th, 2013 · No Comments




By Mike Small

In the month that the glob­al 350 Move­ment is com­ing to Scot­land, the IPCC report has been released and gives the stark­est warn­ing pos­si­ble (as if any­one need one) of the cri­sis we’re in.

Many of us found inspi­ra­tion from the work of Bill McK­ibben, the move­ments founder, an Amer­i­can writer who was one of the very first peo­ple to real­ly under­stand what was hap­pen­ing with cli­mate change. His sem­i­nal work ‘The End of Nature’ was pub­lished in 1989. Since then there’s been a slew of books from him includ­ing ‘Fight Glob­al Warm­ing Now: The Hand­book for Tak­ing Action in Your Com­mu­ni­ty’ (2007) and ‘Enough: Stay­ing Human in an Engi­neered Age’ (2003) and more recent­ly ‘Eaarth: Mak­ing a Life on a Tough New Plan­et’ - to name just three.

billmckNow Bill and the 350 Move­ment are com­ing to Scot­land with the mes­sage: “If it’s wrong to wreck the cli­mate, then it’s wrong to prof­it from that wreck­age.”

This autumn, McK­ibben – will lead the Fos­sil Free Europe Tour. From Berlin to Ams­ter­dam – then to Edin­burgh on the 30th Octo­ber. As with pre­vi­ous sell-out tours in the USA and Aus­tralia, he will make the case for how the core busi­ness mod­el of the fos­sil fuel indus­try is destroy­ing our cli­mate, and pos­es the great­est threat human­i­ty has ever faced.

This won’t be a typ­i­cal lec­ture, but a mul­ti-media expe­ri­ence that will help gal­vanise the move­ment. McK­ibben will bring togeth­er, on stage and on video, an impres­sive group of social move­ment lead­ers, organ­is­ers, cli­mate sci­en­tists, and opin­ion lead­ers to make the case that divest­ing from fos­sil fuel com­pa­nies is not just moral­ly just, but eco­log­i­cal­ly and eco­nom­i­cal­ly smart. He will do so in col­lab­o­ra­tion with local move­ment lead­ers and live musi­cal per­for­mances from the ground-break­ing artist Filas­tine.

Book your tick­ets here.

Here’s Bill talk­ing about the farm­ers mar­ket move­ment in Amer­i­ca and Wen­dell Berry…


<a href=“http://www.vimeo.com/76069342”>http://www.vimeo.com/76069342</a>

Here’s his famous, bril­liant and scarey Rolling Stone arti­cle ‘Glob­al Warming’s Ter­ri­fy­ing New Math’ from 2012 with 6577 com­ments – which shook Amer­i­ca.

Tak­en from Mike Small’s write up on the Fife Diet web­site

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