Bill McKibben: ‘We have to battle the oil companies.’

We have to battle the oil companies.

Bill McKibben, journalist and founder 350.org
Full versionIt’s always a painful process selecting the most interesting parts of an interview that lasts 90 minutes and condensing it down to a film of 15 minutes (not to mention the selection process for the short version). Less is more, but which less do we keep and which do we leave out? The most important extracts from the interview with Bill McKibben after this painful selection process: the power of the gas and oil companies, why conferences like Rio+20 will continue to fail, and the importance of a worldwide young people’s movement grounded in passion, creativity, spirit and numbers: ‘Go out and make power yourself. Not easy – scary sometimes – but worth a try.’

Watch the short version here.

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