Bill McKibben is the author of a dozen books about the environment, beginning with The End of Nature (1989), which is regarded as the first book for a general audience on climate change. His most recent book is Eaarth. He is a founder of the grassroots climate campaign 350.org. He holds honorary degrees from a dozen colleges, including the Universities of Massachusetts and Maine, the State University of New York, and Whittier and Colgate Colleges. In 2011 he was elected a fellow of the American Academy of Arts and Sciences.