Andrew Revkin

Strategic Adviser for Environmental and Science Journalism, National Geographic Society

I’ve stood on cracking sea ice at the North Pole and a two and a half mile deep ocean. I’ve seen burning Amazon forests. I’ve seen a lot of aspects of how climate changes the world, but when I dug in on the social science work about the climate in [our minds], it was by far the most unnerving.

Andrew Revkin is currently a strategic adviser for environmental and science journalism at National Geographic Society. In his current work, he draws from his quarter century of experience covering subjects from Hurricane Katrina to the Asian Tsunami. Prior to his current position, he was a writer for the Dot Earth blog of the New York Times Opinion pages. He was the first reporter there to file stories and photos from the sea ice around the North Pole. In 2016, after 21 years at the New York Times, he became the senior reporter for climate and related issues at ProPublica. He sees the reality of our climate situation getting lost when arguments pop up between those eager for action and those eager for stasis.

Revkin is the author of several books including the recently published, Weather: An Illustrated History: From Cloud Atlases to Climate Change.

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Climate Storytellers

Strategic Adviser for Geographic Society, Andrew Revkin, has been writing about climate change since the 1980s, including 21 years for The New York Times. So what are some things he’s learned in those three decades? How has he learned to best tell the story? As New Yorker writer Elizabeth Kolbert knows all too well, covering climate change is journey that can be a challenge. “On some level it’s the worst story ever. It’s sort of everything and nothing and so finding the narrative is very, very difficult,” says Kolbert. This is a conversation with those telling the story of our climate.