mark hertsgaard

Independent Journalist & Author


Climate Activists Demand More in Obama’s Second Term

With climate change arriving sooner and nastier than even the most worried scientists had projected, activists in the US will be pressing Obama harder than ever to show real leadership. Two big demonstrations planned for the Spring in Washington, D.C., will frame 100 days of action. Read more in this special issue of The Nation about Obama’s second term:



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Hertsgaard’s latest book, HOT, describes how his five year old daughter and the rest of Generation Hot can cope with the massive climate impacts that are now inevitable. Packed with eyewitness reporting on existing solutions for "avoiding the unmanageable and managing the unavoidable," HOT shows how we all must think--and act--differently now in the fight against climate change. Read more

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About Mark

Called "one of America’s finest reporters" by Barbara Ehrenreich, Mark Hertsgaard is the author of six books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including Earth Odyssey and On Bended Knee. He has covered climate change, politics and the media for leading media outlets around the world, including Vanity Fair, The Nation, Time, The New Yorker, NPR, L’espresso, Die Zeit and Le Monde Diplomatique.