Photo credit: Eileen Barroso for Columbia University, 2019
On November 11, Bill McKibben and Marie Toussaint reflected together on the roles policymakers, activists, journalists, and artists need to play alongside scientists in mobilizing people to care and amplifying the call to action.
Environmentalist and author Bill McKibben was among the first journalists to sound the alarm about the perils of climate change over 30 years ago, and he has continued to be a leading voice in raising awareness about climate disruption and a leader in launching an international climate movement as founder of 350.org. Marie Toussaint is a jurist and French member of the European Parliament in the Green Party and a founder of Notre affaire à tous, which has sued the French state for its inaction in the fight against global warming, and the affair mobilized 2 million people to sign an associated petition.
Co-sponsored by Columbia Maison Française, Sabin Center for Climate Change Law, SIPA, European Institute, Alliance Program, the Earth Institute, and School of the Arts for Columbia | Year of Water.