mark hertsgaard

Independent Journalist & Author


The New Yorker and Climate Adaptation

A recent article in The New Yorker about how New York City can better prepare for climate change in the wake of Hurricane Sandy made some useful observations but unfortunately missed most of the larger point, I argue in this Letter to the Editor:



2 Responses to “The New Yorker and Climate Adaptation”

  • Judy says:

    Your last sentence in “The Mail” of the New Yorker needs to be on billboards, real and virtual, all over the country, and actually, the world. Keep up the good work!

  • Lori says:

    Barging in on this article’s feedback forum to let you know that I was so impressed with your apearance on Rachel Maddow last night. You’re the real deal; I received the information you heartfully delivered. I have a 14 year old, struggling with whether to be or believe. I get it, and I’m trying to reinforce the idea that beliefs are what they are. And they’re important. You did an incredible job, calmly and deliberetly stating yours. Steadfast with passionate conviction. Who could (reasonably) argue with your information/position? Well done. I will pick up Newsweek to read the entire article.
    Keep up the good work – and delivery of it.

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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.