Bill McKibben is an author and environmentalist. In 2014 he was awarded the Right Livelihood Prize, sometimes called the ‘alternative Nobel.' His 1989 book The End of Nature is regarded as the first book for a general audience about climate change, and has appeared in 24 languages. Bill is a former staff writer for the New Yorker, and he writes frequently for a wide variety of publications around the world, including the New York Review of Books, National Geographic, and Rolling Stone. He lives in the mountains above Lake Champlain with his wife, the writer Sue Halpern. In 2014, biologists honored him by naming a new species of woodland gnat— Megophthalmidia mckibbeni.