mark hertsgaard

Independent Journalist & Author


The End of Pasta, Courtesy of Climate Change?

Pasta is made from wheat, and wheat will be hit especially hard by the rising temperatures and other impacts of accelerating climate change. I report from North Dakota, long the source of some of the finest pasta wheat in the world, about how climate change has shifted the growing zone–right into the path of the biggest oil boom in recent history, the Bakken Oil Play. Read all about it in Newsweek:



One Response to “The End of Pasta, Courtesy of Climate Change?”

  • Fausto says:

    You should highlight on your article about Latinos and Green Groups that some “conservation” organizations like Audubon are still having stereotypes and discrimination against Latinos.

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Independent journalist Mark Hertsgaard is the author of seven books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden; HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth; and A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles. He has reported from twenty-five countries about politics, culture and the environment for leading outlets, including The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Time, Mother Jones, NPR, the BBC and The Nation, where is the environment correspondent. He lives in San Francisco.