I am an award-winning journalist writing primarily about the environment and energy. I am working on a book about whether the planet has entered a new geologic age as a result of human impacts and, if so, what we should do about this Anthropocene. I’ve been writing for Scientific American since November 2005 and have written on subjects ranging from astronomy to zoology for both the Web site and magazine. I’ve been reporting on the environment and energy since 1999—long enough to be cynical but not long enough to be depressed. I am the host of the 60-Second Earth podcast, a contributor to the Instant Egghead video series and author of a children’s book on bullet trains. I also write for publications ranging from the L.A. Review of Books to Yale e360, speak on radio shows such as WNYC’s The Takeaway, NHPR’s Word of Mouth, and PRI’s The World as well as host the duPont-Columbia award winning documentary “Beyond the Light Switch” for PBS. I also happen to think Charles Darwin’s The Origin of Species is a surprisingly good read.
- 400+ ppm or bust scientificamerican.com/report/400-ppm… peak in may RT @Keeling_curve: 399.00 parts per million CO2 10-Mar-2014 keelingcurve.ucsd.edu 41 minutes ago
- "at least the present should consider its responsibility to allow the future to experience the past." #conservation 1 hour ago
- RT @AudraLMitchell: If rainy weather helped Genghis Khan, I dread to think what kind of tyrants #climate #change will produce! http://t.co/… 1 hour ago
- RT @IEA: Renewables provided 14% of Europe's #energy in 2012 buff.ly/1fRr7HF http://t.co/Iyyc1rSAUt 1 hour ago
- RT @kate_sheppard: That's the end of the Senate's all-nighter on climate change. Catch all the updates from the night here: http://t.co/y2j… 1 hour ago