Meera Subramanian


Meera Subramanian is an award-winning freelance journalist who writes about culture and the environment for newspapers and magazines around the world. Her book A River Runs Again: India’s Natural World in Crisis from the Barren Cliffs of Rajasthan to the Farmlands of Karnataka was a 2016 Orion Book Award finalist, and her writing has been anthologized in Best American Science and Nature Writing and multiple editions of Best Women’s Travel Writing. She is currently a co-director of the Religion & Environment Story Project and a contributing editor of Orion. In the past she was a Knight Science Journalism fellow at MIT, Fulbright-Nehru senior research fellow, board president of the Society of Environmental Journalists, and the Currie C. and Thomas A. Barron Visiting Professor in the Environment and the Humanities at Princeton University.

Podcast Guest Appearances

Climate Stories We Tell Ourselves

Journalist Meera Subramanian has spent years talking with some of the people living closest to climate change in parts of the country where climate science isn’t always trusted.

Our Greatest Unintended Experiment

Our understanding of atmospheric and climate sciences has evolved significantly over the last century and a half, thanks to the work of many different people.