OIL and HONEY

by: Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben

Environmentalist, Author, Journalist, & Father

Born: December 18th, 1960

Education: Harvard University

THE C H A L L E N G E

While being an activist, handcuffed, and placed behind bars McKibben's novel accounts the challenges for the global climate fight while emphasizing local answers and resources to draw out his massive conclusions. We see McKibben team up with a beekeeper from Vermont to promote local food and question the first steps to take to challenge the fossil-fuel industry as a whole. Overall, it's McKibben's quest to help the climate, help the animals, and find efficient ways to protect our Earth.

We've been given a warning by science, and a wake-up call by nature; it is up to us now to heed them. - Bill McKibben

MY T H O U G H T S ?

To me, most of McKibben's plans and solutions seem quite bullet proof. However, the overarching struggle that he faces is the awareness break through. The biggest problem is that people don't care. When McKibben manages to make society care, action will be done. Until then, he knows what local solutions can be founded upon and his novel proves this. I most definitely agree with Bill McKibben in his novel. I would prefer a hint of more stress on the widespread solutions as well, but that's simply not the angle his book takes.

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THE S C I E N C E

Today, most of the world's food system runs on cheap crude oil. Unfortunately for them, this cheap oil is finally nearing its depletion phase which brings attention to newer solutions. As fossil-fueled traditions appear to come to a close, the organic sector is slowly taking over the food system with reasonable and effective maneuvers of production. McKibben's beekeeper from Vermont challenges this idea and is for the organic movement.
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