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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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.