Andrew Revkin

Global Perspectives Guest Speaker

Andrew Revkin is one of America’s most honored and experienced journalists focused on environmental sustainability and an innovator in using new communication tools to foster progress on a finite, fast-forward planet. In 2018, he joined the staff of the National Geographic Society as strategic advisor for environmental and science journalism. There he is helping expand the Society’s funding and support system for journalism and storytelling that can advance the human journey and conserve biological diversity in a century of momentous global change and challenges. He has written on global environmental change and risk for more than 30 years, reporting from the North Pole to the White House, the Amazon rain forest to the Vatican. From 2016 through early 2018, he was the senior reporter for climate change at the nonprofit investigative newsroom ProPublica. From 2010 through 2016 he wrote his award-winning Dot Earth blog for The New York Times Opinion section and was the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University. He was a staff reporter at The Times from 1995 through 2009. He made three Arctic reporting trips and was the first Times reporter to file stories, video and photos from the sea ice around the North Pole.

Revkin began reporting on climate change in the 1980s and never stopped. He has won the top awards in science journalism multiple times, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship and Investigative Reporters & Editors Award. He has written acclaimed and award-winning books on the history of humanity’s relationship with weather, global warming, the changing Arctic and the assault on the Amazon rain forest, as well as three book chapters on science communication.

He speaks frequently about environmental science and policy and sustainability challenges. Drawing on his experience with his Dot Earth blog, which Time Magazine named one of the Web’s top 25 blogs in 2013, Revkin also speaks about the opportunities and pitfalls in navigating the fast-changing online communication climate. He is also a performing songwriter and leads a Hudson Valley roots band, Breakneck Ridge Revue. He was a longtime accompanist of Pete Seeger and released his first album of original songs in 2013. He lives in the Hudson Valley with his wife, Lisa Mechaley, an environmental educator. They have two sons.

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  • Dec 07, 2019
  • Jun 23, 2019

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