Andrew Revkin has reported on global environmental risk and solutions, from the North Pole to the Amazon, for 40 years, mostly for The New York Times. He began writing about global warming in 1988 and has never stopped, pursuing related questions across all media formats.
A 2006 Guggenheim Fellowship prompted the launch of his pioneering and award-winning Dot Earth blog at The Times. In 2019 he founded the Initiative on Communication Innovation and Impact at Columbia University’s Earth Institute, now the Columbia Climate School.
He fosters cross-disciplinary collaboration at the university and publicly through his widely viewed Sustain What webcast series and dispatches.
Revkin has written or co-written five lauded books on environmental themes, most notably The Burning Season, his 1990 biography of slain Amazon defender Chico Mendes, which won a Robert F. Kennedy Book Award and was the basis for the Emmy- and Golden-Globe-Winning HBO film of the same name. In spare moments Revkin is a performing songwriter.
Born and raised in Rhode Island, he now lives in coastal Maine with his wife and sometime co-author, Lisa Mechaley.
Revkin will speak during the Opening Night Reception at the beautiful Roger Williams University Sailing Center on Friday, April 21. Conference registration required to attend.