- Gibson grew up and attended college in Nebraska before moving to Colorado for the snow skiing. For most of the 70s and 80s, he lived in Telluride where he owned an outdoor sports shop with skiing and biking. After that he and his family moved to the Napa Valley and then the Monterey Peninsula where he managed and owned bicycle shops in each location. With his connection to environmental issues and concern over climate change, Gibson joined the Monterey chapter of the Citizens’ Climate Lobby. The group had monthly meetings, made presentations to others, and lobbied local governments to pass resolutions putting a price on carbon emissions. He was the lead on resolutions and in charge of special events. Writing was always important to Gibson and he spent time with poetry and with fiction. In 2007, he began writing ‘Paradigm Time: Two Tales of the Future’ a dystopian/utopian book of climate fiction. Concerned about the urgency for action that was needed on climate change, he wrote, edited, and published the Second Edition in 2013. It represents the genre of cli-fi.