This interview did not air due to a conflict with author's schedule.
Environmental activist Bill McKibben is out with a new book, "Oil and Honey," documenting the growth of his work in the climate change grassroots movement.
"I wanted to show that anyone can do this," he told Publishers Weekly. "Activism isn't just the province of big groups or experts. The climate change movement is largely leaderless--a huge loosely-coordinated fossil fuel resistance that brings local groups together in a global fight. 350.org has always seen its role as helping lay out campaigns where everyone can play together--which is more fun and more effective."
Last month, his group 350.org organized a day of action to protest the Keystone XL pipeline.
"The president said this summer that if Keystone would significantly increase carbon emissions then he would block it," McKibben told Politico."If he follows that standard in good faith, he can't support the pipeline. The science and economics of it are completely clear. If he does what he says he'll do, he won't approve it. And if he doesn't approve it, it'll be a good deal. It'll be the first time a world leader said a major project would not happen because of climate change. ... If he does approve it, then I'm afraid, on this issue, it'll be clear he talks small action."
Later this month, McKibben will be receiving a Lifetime Achievement Award at the Environmental Media Awards.
McKibben joins The Daily Circuit to discuss his new book and his latest efforts regarding environmental issues. He'll speak at Common Good Books in St. Paul tonight at 7 p.m.