On Saturday April 16, a 7.8 magnitude earthquake struck Ecuador killing hundreds of people, leaving thousands wounded and causing severe damage to infrastructure. Access to safe drinking water and storage, as well as shelter is urgently needed. With your help we can reach the most vulnerable populations with vital assistance.
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.