Announcing My Next Point of Inquiry Guest: Bill McKibben

By Chris Mooney | June 11, 2010 6:29 am

eaarth-200I’m excited to announce my Point of Inquiry guest, for the program airing on Friday, June 18: Bill McKibben. He is author of many great books including, most recently, Eaarth: Making Life on a Tough New Planet–which is prompting a ton of discussion right now about the new world we’re going to have to inhabit for the rest of our lives (and indeed, for many generations) because of anthropogenic climate change.

Although I’ve failed to do so for the last two shows, I’m announcing this interview in plenty of time to take questions for McKibben from POI listeners. I will be interviewing Bill on Monday afternoon, the 14th, so that leaves three full days for thinking about questions you might like to hear him address on the air.

So leave your questions for Bill McKibben below, or, head over to the Point of Inquiry forums and leave them there. Either way, I’ll be reading some off on the air…

Comments (3)

  1. Karen

    What a great interview! First thank him for his diligent long-term work and foresight. Please talk with him concerning the use of science (a) in a more local economic lifestyle, and (b) in the food industry.

  2. Guy

    I browsed McKibben’s book in the bookstore the other day. Pretty gloomy stuff. I hope things don’t really turn out that way.

  3. Eric

    I’ll be very interested to hear this interview. I recently read Deep Economy and will be interested in taking a look at Eaarth.

    My question is similar to Karen’s. I am very interested in this idea of setting roots down in your own community by doing simple things like going to the farmers market, etc. I strongly believe that food is the most effective avenue for educating people about their own community and their connection to the natural world and its resources. But I also see the power of learning about native ecosystems of your local region and how it relates to geology, geomorphology, water resources, soil science, etc. Yet, I am not naive. I know that those topics are much less sexy than food. So how do you think that environmental science could jump on the “farmers market” and “slow food” bandwagon as far as popularity goes? I just see this whole cascading process of learning how to become better “root-setters” really leading to a more hopeful future. Thanks.

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About Chris Mooney

Chris is a science and political journalist and commentator and the author of three books, including the New York Times bestselling The Republican War on Science--dubbed "a landmark in contemporary political reporting" by Salon.com and a "well-researched, closely argued and amply referenced indictment of the right wing's assault on science and scientists" by Scientific American--Storm World, and Unscientific America: How Scientific Illiteracy Threatens Our Future, co-authored by Sheril Kirshenbaum. They also write "The Intersection" blog together for Discover blogs. For a longer bio and contact information, see here.

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