Caption: Bill McKibben
Bill McKibben 

The Global Warming Reader

From: Guy Rathbun
Series: IdeaSphere: A Platform for Today's Voices
Length: 28:40

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Into the national conversation about climate change and our planet's natural resources comes The Global Warming Reader: A Century of Writing About Climate Change, introduced and edited by Bill McKibben. Read the full description.

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This is a comprehensive resource edited by the most widely respected writer on the environment today.  The Global Warming Reader brings together seminal texts and voices on climate change from the phenomenon’s 19th century discovery to the present. Divided into three parts – Science, Politics, and Meaning – it contains a transcript of NASA scientist James Hansen’s testimony before Congress, George Monbiot’s biting, convincing indictment of who is really using up the planet’s resources: and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert’s groundbreaking essay “The Darkening Sea”

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Piece Description

This is a comprehensive resource edited by the most widely respected writer on the environment today.  The Global Warming Reader brings together seminal texts and voices on climate change from the phenomenon’s 19th century discovery to the present. Divided into three parts – Science, Politics, and Meaning – it contains a transcript of NASA scientist James Hansen’s testimony before Congress, George Monbiot’s biting, convincing indictment of who is really using up the planet’s resources: and New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert’s groundbreaking essay “The Darkening Sea”

Broadcast History

KCBX Public Radio

Timing and Cues

Segment A Outcue at 14:25: " ... in just a moment."
62 second music bed
Segment B Incue at 15:27: "I'd like to return ... "

Musical Works

Title Artist Album Label Year Length
PVC IV (theme) Blue Man Group Audio. 1999 :00

Related Website

http://www.350.org, http://billmckibben.com