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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

The Copenhagen summit has witnessed the coming of age of a genuine, global and muscular mass movement on behalf of climate action.

Poor countries can make big gains in climate talks if they stick together, argues Saleemul Huq.

In the dry Sahel, farmers are already adapting to climate change.

A frightening new climate change study says the United States must quit carbon within ten years.

Washington and Beijing should launch an efficiency revolution, the quickest path to large emissions cuts.

The First Lady hopes to entice Americans away from their junk food past to a healthier, more delicious future.

America must step up and lead an international campaign to curb emissions. Done properly, it will green the planet and our wallets.

They respect science. But will Obama's team show the necessary spine to cut greenhouse gases and resist "clean coal" and nuclear power propaganda?

The story of the plumber who helped deliver Indiana to Obama.

The United States and the world need to launch a climate rescue plan that's at least as ambitious as the Wall Street bailout.

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.