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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

Leaders are framing the climate crisis in moral language, renewable energy is soaring—and the coal industry is collapsing.

Why not revive New Deal policies but apply them in a green and global fashion?

Why was former president and climate-justice hero Mohamed Nasheed sentenced to prison on terrorism charges?

The scientists at the Doomsday Clock say that failed political leadership on climate change and nuclear weapons endangers “every person on earth.”

Bill McKibben, 350.org’s longtime leader, has taken a step back—but that doesn’t mean the group is slowing down.

Obama’s postponement of Keystone XL, EPA emissions regulations and now the China deal are in jeopardy.

Hundreds of thousands of people flooded the streets of New York and cities around the world on Sunday, but the fight for climate justice is only beginning.

Organizers want to transform the image of the climate movement from one dominated by white liberals to one populated by the entire spectrum of race and class in America.

The California governor wants to be known as a climate leader. But he has said yes to fracking—for now.

The Obama administration’s new targets to reduce carbon emissions are a step in the right direction, but we need to demand much more.

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.