"Science," of course, replaced "God" as a guiding concept for many people after Darwin. Or, really, the two were rolled up into a sticky ball. To some degree this was mindless worship of a miracle future, the pursuit of which has landed us in the fix we now inhabit.

-Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben

Whenever anyone challenges anything, the powers that be try to paint them as extremists or radicals or whatever. And I think that's actually nonsense.

Bill McKibben
Community is as endangered by surplus as it is by deficit. If there is too much money floating around it enables people to have no need of each other.
Bill McKibben

We can't bankrupt Exxon. But we can politically and morally bankrupt them.

Bill McKibben
The only part of this economy that has really begun to take form in this country is around food, and one of the earliest and most notable experiments of this kind in the country is Caretaker Farm.
Bill McKibben

I am still a consumer; the consumer world was the world I emerged into, whose air I breathed for a very long time, and its assumptions still dominate my psyche—but maybe a little less each year....There are times when I can feel the spell breaking in my mind….There are times when I can almost feel myself simply being.

Bill McKibben
"Science," of course, replaced "God" as a guiding concept for many people after Darwin. Or, really, the two were rolled up into a sticky ball. To some degree this was mindless worship of a miracle future, the pursuit of which has landed us in the fix we now inhabit.
Bill McKibben

If we were built, what were we built for? ... Why do we have this amazing collection of sinews, senses, and sensibilities? Were we really designed in order to recline on the couch, extending our wrists perpendicular to the floor so we can flick through the television's offerings? Were we really designed in order to shop some more so the economy can grow some more? Or were we designed to experience the great epiphanies that come from contact with each other and with the natural world?

Bill McKibben
We are altering the most basic forces of the planet's surface - the content of the sunlight, the temperature and aridity - and that brings out the most powerful questions about who is in charge. If you wanted to give a name to this theological problem, I think you could say that we are engaged in decreation.
Bill McKibben

The technology we need most badly is the technology of community, the knowledge about how to cooperate to get things done.

Bill McKibben
The world hasn't ended, but the world as we know it has-even if we don't quite know it yet.