Bill McKibben, Author and Founder of to be in Chicago, Nov 28th

Submitted by Doug Burke

Bill McKibben, environmental author and founder of, is coming to Chicago as part of his "Do The Math" tour.  He will speak on the evening of Wednesday November 28, at the Athenaeum Theater, 2936 North Southport Avenue.  Doors will open at 6pm, and the event starts at 7 PM  A number of members of Green Community Connections and the Citizens Climate Lobby, among others, plan to attend.  If you would like to join other residents to travel together for this event, please contact Sally Stovall at or 773-315.1109.

McKibben recently wrote an article for Rolling Stones Magazine, titled Global Warming’s Terrifying New Math,  that went viral, with over half a million views.  If you haven't already read the article, it is definitely worth reading -- all the way to the end (it has quite a punch at the end!) and will shed light on the name of the tour, i.e., the fossil fuels already discovered and held by the gas, coal, and oil companies are way more than we can afford to burn without ruining the climate.

The goal of the tour is to to start a historic push to win real solutions to the climate crisis, and, as Hurricane Sandy has reminded us, the time to act is now.  Click here to learn more or to buy tickets.