Bill McKibben’ s Math Starts Adding Up

Standing in front of an estimated crowd of 50,000 people gathered for the Forward on Climate rally yesterday on the National Mall in Washington, D.C. he said, “All I ever wanted to see was a movement of people to stop climate change, and now I’ve seen it.”

Certainly, anyone involved in shortening the food chain and shifting the power structure of wealth and health in this world should have Bill McKibben as one of their bookmarked writers. What I really like about this story is the excitement he has in the movement itself. I look forward to this day with our sub-sect of community food system community.

When asked what he thought winning would require, McKibben said, “I’ve got no idea. It will take more than any of us can imagine.” That might be surprising coming from a man so concerned with numbers and so good at making them compelling. But right now, the only math that seems to matter to him is how long it has taken to get to this point. And for that reason, he’s savoring the moment.

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