Author, journalist, broadcaster and public speaker Mark Hertsgaard has published seven books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including, Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden (2016), HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth (2011), Earth Odyssey: Around the World In Search of Our Environmental Future (1999), A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles (1995), and On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency (1988).
As an independent journalist, Hertsgaard has traveled around the world twice, reporting from twenty-five countries and much of the United States about climate change, politics, culture and the environment for leading outlets worldwide including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Guardian, The New York Times, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Daily Beast, Scientific American, Time, Mother Jones, Der Spiegel, Die Zeit, Le Monde Diplomatique, L’espresso, Newsweek Japan, the BBC and The Nation, where he is the environment correspondent. He was the first independent journalist to detail, in The Atlantic in 1997, China’s emergence as a climate change superpower. He also broke the story, in The New Yorker in 1995, of the Beatles’ posthumous reunion.
Hertsgaard has been a regular commentator for the public radio programs Morning Edition, Marketplace and Living on Earth and hosted an investigative news show for the national satellite channel, Link TV. He has lectured at Johns Hopkins, the University of California Berkeley School of Journalism, Yale, Harvard, Stanford and dozens of other colleges and universities and appeared on hundreds of local, national and international TV and radio programs.
Hertsgaard’s GPG Public Key is B678B530. His literary agent is Ellen Levine, of Trident Media in New York City. He lives in San Francisco with his daughter, Chiara, the inspiration for HOT.