Journalist, author and climate expert Bill Becker blogs about cooperating with nature and stopping climate change as we move into the Biocene -- a new epoch in which we heal the damage we've done and work with other life in the biosphere.
The Anthropocene is not a tribute to human intelligence and achievement. It's an indictment of how we've used that intelligence to push the planet beyond its habitable limits. But what if we dedicated the rest of this century to a "Biocene" in which we heal what we can heal, repair what we can repair, and focus on collaborating with nature? Bill Becker asks that question and offers some answers in "The Creeks Will Rise: People Coexisting with Rivers." Bill McKibben introduces the book. Former NOAA Administrator D. James Baker says, "Of the many climate change books now appearing, this is the one to read."
Democracy Unchained is a collection of more than 30 essays by prominent American thought leaders on how to rebuild government for the people. "This remarkable book is like speed dialing the smartest minds of America, and getting them to tackle the country's toughest problem," says Jane Mayer, chief Washington correspondent for The New Yorker. "It's full of fresh and urgently needed ideas." The book is co-edited by Bill Becker, David Orr, Andrew Gumbel and Bakari Kitwana and contains contributions from each of them. It is part of project that produced videoed panel discussions on 11 important topics
Every president over the last 50 years has known about climate change. It is the most dangerous and difficult challenge of our time, and it remains largely unaddressed. The 100 Day Action Plan to Save the Planet presents a climate action agenda for America's presidents, with a focus on what they can do without waiting for the U.S. Congress to act. First published in 2007 for the 44th president, it remains a compelling and specific roadmap for presidential leadership in the age of global warming.
Bill is a regular contributor to Meer, a daily on-line magazine published in six languages for a readership of nearly 6 million. His articles focus on a wide variety of topics including environmental, political, and social issues, and appear on the 8th of every month.