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In his previous bestsellers, particularly “Eaarth” and “The End of Nature,” environmental writer Bill McKibben has warned us repeatedly of the dangers of climate change. Though he’s certainly not alone in his concern — writers from Wendell Berry to James Hansen have sounded the alarm for decades — McKibben has proven to be one of the most accessible voices in the fight for a more sustainable planet.
In “Oil and Honey,” the author extends his approach and message by meshing the global with the personal. McKibben dovetails his examination of the trajectory of his rise to prominence as one of the go-to speakers for the environmental movement with his burgeoning interest in and involvement with beekeeping.