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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

Sarah Palin played a key role in the Bush administration's effort to ditch the Endangered Species Act.

Senate Republicans in denial about global warming blocked a vote Friday on the Climate Security Act, setting the stage for how the next President will address the Earth's most pressing issue.

The debate over the Climate Security Act reveals a lot about how the next Congress--and the next President--will address the most urgent issue facing humanity.

The era of cheap, plentiful oil is just about over. Now what?

As carbon emissions raise the planetary temperature, environmental activists are asking Nobel laureate Al Gore to engage in civil disobedience protesting construction of coal-fired power plants. He hasn't said no.

As scenarios on the impact of global warming worsen, Senate Democrats are poised to abandon a realistic bill and support a deeply flawed measure that doesn't solve the problem.

Areas like Bangladesh and New Orleans, which promise to be hard hit by climate change, face a stark decision.

The good news on the latest global warming report: Political leaders can no longer ignore it. The bad news: It's probably too late.

We can't survive without oceans, but you wouldn't know that from the way we treat them.

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.