mark hertsgaard

Independent Journalist & Author


Ignoring the (Winning) US Climate Movement

Why do so many people, including those who should know better, talk and write as if there is no mass movement against climate change in the United States? A movement that, by the way, has won major victories in the past few years? Hint: Inside-the-Beltway tunnel vision does not affect only the mainstream political class. Read more in Grist:



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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.