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Mark Hertsgaard

Mark Hertsgaard

Mark Hertsgaard is the environmental correspondent and investigative editor at large at The Nation and a co-founder of Covering Climate Now. He has covered climate change since 1989, reporting from 25 countries and much of the US in his books "Earth Odyssey: Around the World In Search of Our Environmental Future" (1999), as well as for various outlets.

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Defusing Democracy Emergency Needed to Address Climate Emergency

On anniversary of the January 6th insurrection, we must all understand that our collective future hinges on rejecting two equally Big Lies that threaten the common good.

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Why It's Impossible to Be Happy About the Outcome of COP26

The claim that the international climate summit has "kept 1.5 alive" is plausible, but only barely.

Mark Hertsgaard ·


Who Is the World's Greatest Climate Champion? (Hint: Not the United States)

American exceptionalism is a sturdy beast. Performances in Glasgow this week are the latest evidence.

Mark Hertsgaard ·


We Can't Defuse the Climate Crisis Without Tougher, Louder News Coverage

At COP26, some US newsrooms are finally stepping up—but will it last?

Mark Hertsgaard ·


Are These Big Oil CEOs About to Lie Straight to Congress?

Lying under oath is perilous, especially when those lies are refuted by your own documents.

Mark Hertsgaard ·


Climate Journalism Is Coming of Age

It's still a work in progress, but the Covering Climate Now Journalism Awards point the way.

Mark Hertsgaard ·


"This Was Avoidable," Climate Activists Say About Apocalyptic UN Climate Report

The United Nation's latest climate report says capping global temperature rise to 1.5 degrees C target is imperative—and still within reach through immediate, aggressive action.

Mark Hertsgaard ·


Climate Coverage Must Stop Ignoring the World's Poorest

The global poor have been living, and dying, from climate-driven disasters for years—but the mainstream media in richer nations is nowhere to be found.

Saleemul Huq ·

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