|Genre Science writing|
Role Fiction writer
|Name Andrew Revkin|
Subject Global warming
|Occupation Environmental writer, professor|
Alma mater Brown University Columbia University
Notable works Dot Earth (blog); The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest
Notable awards Guggenheim Fellowship; John Chancellor Award; Feinstone Environmental Award
Education Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism (1981–1982), Brown University (1974–1978), Pace University
Awards Guggenheim Fellowship for Natural Sciences, US & Canada
Books The North Pole was here, The burning season, New York Times The North Pol, Global Warming: Understa
Nominations Shorty Award for Green
Ny times science writer andrew revkin at rensselaer polytechnic institute
Andrew C. Revkin is an American science and environmental journalist and author. He has written on a wide range of subjects including destruction of the Amazon rain forest, the 2004 Asian tsunami, sustainable development, climate change, and the changing environment around the North Pole. In December, 2016, he joined the staff of the independent investigative newsroom ProPublica as senior reporter for climate and related issues. He was a reporter for The New York Times from 1995 through 2009 and wrote the Dot Earth environmental blog for The Times' Opinion Pages from 2010 through 2016. From 2010 to 2016 he was also the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, He is also a performing songwriter and was a frequent accompanist of Pete Seeger.
- Ny times science writer andrew revkin at rensselaer polytechnic institute
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- Early life
- Films based on his work
- Songwriter and musician
Andrew revkin and david roberts google hangouts chat grist org
Andrew Revkin was born and raised in Rhode Island. He graduated from Brown University in 1978 with a degree in Biology. He later received a Master's in Journalism from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.
Early in his career he held senior editor and senior writer positions at Discover magazine and Science Digest, respectively.
From 1995 through 2009, Revkin covered the environment for The New York Times. In 2003, he became the first Times reporter to file stories from the North Pole area and in 2005-6 broke stories about the Bush administration's interference with scientific research, particularly at NASA.
In 2010, he joined Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Studies as Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding.
Revkin has also written books on the once and future Arctic, the Amazon, and global warming. He was interviewed by Seed magazine about his book The North Pole was Here, which was published in 2006. He stressed that "the hard thing to convey in print as journalists, and for society to absorb, is that this is truly a century-scale problem."
Revkin is among those credited with developing the idea that humans, through growing impacts on Earth’s climate and other critical systems, are creating a distinct geological epoch, the Anthropocene. He was a member of the "Anthropocene" Working Group from 2010 to 2016. The group is charged by a branch of the International Commission on Stratigraphy with gauging evidence that a formal change in the Geologic Time Scale is justified.
Films based on his work
Two films have been based on Revkin's writing:
Songwriter and musician
Revkin is a multi-instrumentalist and songwriter who sometimes backed up Pete Seeger and, from 2003 to 2011, was part of Uncle Wade, a blues-roots band.
His first album, A Very Fine Line, featuring guest contributions by Dar Williams, Mike Marshall (musician) and Bruce Molsky, was released in November, 2013.