Global warming sage pens novel of Vermont, 'resistance'

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Posted: Nov 19, 2017 12:31 PM
Global warming sage pens novel of Vermont, 'resistance'

MONTPELIER, Vt. (AP) — Vermont environmentalist Bill McKibben has taken a break from highlighting global warming dangers to pen what he sees as a novel of the resistance.

In "Radio Free Vermont: A Fable of the Resistance," McKibben uses some of his home state quirkiness that's known for its craft beer, environmental protection and, more recently, its opposition to President Donald Trump to tout the importance of civic involvement.

He says that more people are getting involved in civic matters since Trump's election.

The novel focuses on the host of "Radio Free Vermont," which broadcasts from a location hidden among the hills advocating that Vermont secede from the country and form an independent republic.

One scene, a beer delivery truck is loaded with imported domestic beer is hijacked and replaced with Vermont microbrew.