Live Chat With Climate Campaigner Bill McKibben

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Boy, it sure seems like meaningful climate legislation is dead, right?

But activist Bill McKibben is soldiering on. Eloquent and dedicated, McKibben is one of the few people worth listening to in the climate debate, even if you don't agree with him. In partnership with The Climate Desk, a journalistic collaboration dedicated to covering climate better, we'll be hosting a live chat between McKibben; Chip Giller, founder of the smart environmental site Grist; and you. Tune in at 3 p.m. EST to join the conversation.

Update 9/23: Thanks for contributing to the discussion, everyone. The chat transcript will remain available on this page for those who couldn't make it.

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Alexis C. Madrigal

Alexis Madrigal is the deputy editor of TheAtlantic.com, where he also oversees the Technology Channel. He's the author of Powering the Dream: The History and Promise of Green Technology. More

The New York Observer has called Madrigal "for all intents and purposes, the perfect modern reporter." He co-founded Longshot magazine, a high-speed media experiment that garnered attention from The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and the BBC. While at Wired.com, he built Wired Science into one of the most popular blogs in the world. The site was nominated for best magazine blog by the MPA and best science Web site in the 2009 Webby Awards. He also co-founded Haiti ReWired, a groundbreaking community dedicated to the discussion of technology, infrastructure, and the future of Haiti.

He's spoken at Stanford, CalTech, Berkeley, SXSW, E3, and the National Renewable Energy Laboratory, and his writing was anthologized in Best Technology Writing 2010 (Yale University Press).

Madrigal is a visiting scholar at the University of California at Berkeley's Office for the History of Science and Technology. Born in Mexico City, he grew up in the exurbs north of Portland, Oregon, and now lives in Oakland.

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