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Mark Hertsgaard | The Nation

Mark Hertsgaard

Author Bios

Mark Hertsgaard

Environment Correspondent

Mark Hertsgaard, The Nation’s environment correspondent, is an independent journalist and the author of six books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including HOT:  Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth.

Articles

News and Features

But does his DNC speech signal that Obama will now champion the climate fight? Or was he just telling the Democratic base what they wanted to hear?

This scorching summer could be a global warming landmark—if we demand climate action from our leaders.

After two decades, we're no closer to reducing global poverty or enhancing sustainable development. Politicians will change only when mass action forces them to.

On Dorothea Lange, Michael Harrington, Earth Day and solitary confinement

Nacido hace 42 años y celebrado desde entonces cada 22 de abril, el Día de la Tierra ha entrado ya en la mediana edad – y  se le nota.

To transform this bland, tired ritual into an occasion for spirited collective action, Earth Day must return to its roots.

Mohammed Nasheed, the deposed leader of the Maldives, recently visited the US to call for free and fair elections in his homeland—which may disappear underwater due to climate change.

Bucking its reputation as a city addicted to the automobile, Long Beach, California, establishes the nation’s first officially “bike-friendly” business districts.

Thanks to a new and frightening breed of climate denier, our chances of avoiding catastrophe just got worse.

The moment couldn't have been more ripe for a real advance in the fight against climate change.

Blogs

President Obama and Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao will meet within hours in Copenhagen to try to break the deadlock.
The Alliance of Small Island Nations roils summit with call for huge emissions reductions as activists prepare for global day of action...
How Obama could save or scuttle a deal in Copenhagen, and why he needs civil society to push him.