Nov 11, 2008 — This week, we're airing a series of interviews called "A Fresh Start." We've asked some of the country's most compelling thinkers to make recommendations for president-elect Barack Obama. One of the big questions that will face the new administration is the environment and climate change. Back in 1989, author and activist Bill McKibben wrote The End of Nature, one of the first major books about global warming. McKibben spends part of each year in Johnsburg, in the Adirondacks. But he met with Brian Mann yesterday on a suburban street in Rutland, Vermont. With automobiles chugging past and a hailstorm sweeping over the Green Mountains, McKibben said Obama's election offers a chance for real action.