18 Apr '11, 10pm

@BillMcKibben at #Powershift 2011: "It's Not CO2 That Rules the Day: It's Money"

"We will never have as much money as the oil companies, so we need a different currency to work in, we need bodies, we need creativity, we need spirit." That was one of my favorite lines from the rousing speech Bill McKibben delivered to a packed DC Convention Center on Saturday night. He was addressing the thousands of students and activists that turned out to join the climate and clean energy movement at Powershift 2011 -- and he certainly succeeded in riling up the audience. That very crowd would go on to (peacefully) take Washington DC by storm toda y. It's important to pay attention to what the esteemed environmentalist is saying here, as this speech adroitly outlines both the nature and scale of the obstacles climate action faces, as well as McKibben's vision for a path forward.

Full article: http://www.treehugger.com/files/2011/04/bill-mckibben-pow...

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