Here’s an exciting invitation from 350 Aotearoa:

Get your tickets now!  Bill McKibben’s DO THE MATHS tour is coming to New Zealand

One of the world’s most respected speakers and activists on climate change, award winning author and journalist, leader of the Keystone XL pipeline protests in the US – Bill McKibben – is bringing his Do The Maths talk to New Zealand in June.

After the massive success of the Do the Maths Tour, which sold out shows in every corner of the United States last year, 350 Aotearoa is bringing Bill McKibben to New Zealand for 3 big nights.

  • Auckland – Tuesday, 11 June, Epsom Girls Grammar School Hall, 7-8.30pm
  • Dunedin – Wednesday, 12 June, venue tbc
  • Wellington – Thursday, 13 June, The Embassy Theatre, 7-8.30pm

Live video links are being organised in several other centres – details available soon.  For more information, or to offer to host a link in your area, email

This is definitely not your typical lecture. Bill will be laying out the simple (but startling) maths on climate change – and calling on New Zealanders to join the global movement to change them.

A climate change maths lesson that might just change the world.

The maths are simple: we can burn less than 565 more gigatons of carbon dioxide and stay below 2°C of warming — anything more than that risks catastrophe for life on earth. The problem? Fossil fuel companies have 2,795 gigatons in their reserves, five times the safe amount. And they’re planning to burn it all — unless we do the maths to change our future.

Details and tickets are available at .  If you have questions or want to volunteer to help, email

About Bill McKibben

Bill McKibben, a well-known environmental author and activist, is the founder of, an international climate change campaign, which is named for the maximum safe level of carbon dioxide in the atmosphere, 350 parts per million.

When he’s not busy organising, Bill is a writer on the climate crisis and other environmental issues. His 1989 book The End of Nature was the first book to warn the general public about the threat of global warming. Bill is a contributor to The New York Times, The Atlantic Monthly, Harper’s, Orion Magazine, Mother Jones, The New York Review of Books, Granta, Rolling Stone, and Outside. He is a board member and contributor to Grist Magazine. He has been awarded Guggenheim and Lyndhurst Fellowships, and won the Lannan Prize for nonfiction writing. He is currently a Scholar in Residence at Middlebury College and lives in Ripton, Vermont with his wife, author Sue Halpern, and daughter Sophie.

Bill McKibben’s New Zealand visit is being organised by 350 Aotearoa, and supported by many partner organisations.  You can check them out at or email them at