Though he was flooded with people wanting to meet him afterwards, I managed to be on hand when Bill Blakemore, senior correspondent for ABC News, introduced himself and asked McKibben a few questions about climate change and where we're headed politically.
Listen to their 6-minute conversation here. One of my favorite quotes from McKibben, wondering about what has gone wrong with the media coverage of the issue: “It's not a complicated story at all. There's never been a simpler scientific story - burn gas, emit carbon dioxide, heat the atmosphere. That's it. It's not like you need to be a PhD to understand it. And in fact, 80% of Americans believe it's real and think it's happening and believe we should do something about it, and it's been that way for a long time.”