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Bill McKibben to visit MU on behalf of Coal Free Mizzou

Tuesday, October 30, 2012 | 6:09 p.m. CDT; updated 9:59 p.m. CDT, Tuesday, October 30, 2012

COLUMBIA– Journalist, educator and environmentalist Bill McKibben will speak about the global climate change crisis at MU.

Coal Free Mizzou will host McKibben as a guest speaker 6 p.m. Wednesday in MU's Ellis Auditorium.

Some of McKibben's literary works include: "The End of Nature," "Deep Economy: The Wealth of Communities and the Durable Future" and "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet." McKibben also recently published a piece in Rolling Stone magazine called "Global Warming's Terrifying New Math."

McKibben is the founder of 350.org, a global organization that is dedicated to finding solutions to the climate crisis. The organization pushes for policies that will reduce carbon dioxide levels in the atmosphere to below 350 parts per million, which is related to controlling climate change.

The 350.org team, along with McKibben, recently launched their national Do the Math tour, which advises the public on the hazards of the fossil fuel industry and the dangers of excessive greenhouse gases in the atmosphere.

The event is free and open to the public, but people interested in attending are encouraged to RSVP by emailing kaw4vf@mail.missouri.edu.

Supervising editor is Emilie Stigliani.


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