Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Oil and Honey: The Education of an Unlikely Activist

Bill McKibben


Bestselling writer and environmental activist invoice McKibben recounts the non-public and worldwide tale of the struggle to construct and shield a sustainable planet

Bill McKibben isn't someone you would look forward to finding handcuffed and in the back of bars, yet that is the place he stumbled on himself in the summertime of 2011 after top the most important civil disobedience in thirty years, protesting the Keystone XL pipeline in entrance of the White House.

With the Arctic melting, the Midwest in drought, and Irene scouring the Atlantic, McKibben famous that motion used to be wanted if suggestions have been to be stumbled on. a few of these could come on the neighborhood point, the place McKibben joins forces with a Vermont beekeeper elevating his hives as a part of the becoming development towards neighborhood foodstuff. different options might come from a far better struggle opposed to the fossil-fuel as a whole.
Oil and Honey is McKibben's account of those invaluable and jointly reinforcing aspects of the worldwide weather fight―from the heart of the maelstrom and from the turning out to be hive of small-scale neighborhood solutions to weather switch. With empathy and fervour he makes the case for a renewed dedication on either degrees of the struggle to prevent international warming, telling the tale of elevating one year's honey crop and development a social circulate that is nonetheless cresting.

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