The Cambridge Committee for Net Zero Buildings announced:
World-renowned environmentalist Bill McKibben has added his name to the Connolly Petition and endorsed the efforts of Cambridge residents to enact the nation’s first “net zero” zoning standard for new development projects.
Speaking the evening of July 21 before a crowd of about 250 people at the First Parish Unitarian Universalist Church in Harvard Square, McKibben called on political leaders to put a price on carbon pollution and suggested that it’s the fossil fuel industry — not environmentalists — who are the true zealots in the debate over climate change.
“We are not the radicals,” McKibben told the audience. “Radicals are willing to alter the chemical composition of the atmosphere in order to make more money”…
“What a great initiative,” McKibben said. “If we’re going to stop climate change, we don’t need to just cut our carbon emissions a little bit — we need to cut them down to zero,” he added.