A Crude Awakening: Bill McKibben on BP's Mess

Monday, May 17, 2010

What can the oil spill teach us about the industrialized world? According to author and environmental activist, Bill McKibben, environmental damage is no longer the result of something going wrong, but the result of something working pretty much as it's supposed to. He hopes that even if the spill is capped soon, it will lead to a more aggressive approach to protecting the environment.

"There's an invisible spill pouring into our atmoshpere every day doing the same kind of damage" as the spill, says Bill McKibben.He talks to us from Beijing about what larger lessons we can take from the oil gusher. McKibben is the author of "Eaarth: Making a Life on a Tough New Planet."

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