Join Andrew Revkin, Strategic Adviser for Environmental and Science Journalism at the National Geographic Society, as he discusses his book, Weather: An Illustrated History: From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change, which hopscotches through 100 meteorological milestones and insights, from prehistory to today’s headlines and tomorrow’s forecasts. The book touches on such varied topics as Earth's first atmosphere, the physics of rainbows, the deadliest hailstorm, Groundhog Day, the invention of air conditioning, London’s Great Smog, the Year Without Summer, our increasingly strong hurricanes and the Paris Agreement on climate change.
Revkin is the senior reporter for climate and related issues at the Pulitzer Prize-winning independent newsroom ProPublica. Formerly the Pace University Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, he has reported on science and the environment for more than three decades, mainly for The New York Times. He has written on global warming science and solutions and energy issues since the 1980s, from the North Pole to the White House, and is among those credited with first proposing that we have entered a “geological age of our own making,” known increasingly as the Anthropocene. He has won top awards in science journalism multiple times, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship.
Revkin has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic, and the violent assault on the Amazon rain forest, as well as three book chapters on science communication. Drawing on his experience with his Times blog, Dot Earth, which Time Magazine named one of the top 25 blogs in 2013, Revkin has spoken to audiences around the world, including at the United Nations and Vatican, about paths to progress on a turbulent planet. In spare moments, he is a performing songwriter and was a frequent accompanist for Pete Seeger. He lives in Cold Spring, NY, with his wife and coauthor, Lisa Mechaley, who is an educator at the Children’s Environmental Literacy Foundation.
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June 05, 2018 at 7:00pm - 8:30pm