Andrew Revkin

journalist in Cold Spring, New York

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Andrew Revkin, one of America’s most honored and experienced journalists focused on environmental and human sustainability, is the founding director of the new Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University's Earth Institute.

Before moving to Columbia this year, he spent a year as a strategic adviser at the National Geographic Society, where he helped expand funding, training and support systems for worldwide environmental journalism. From 2016 through early 2018, he was the senior reporter for climate change at the nonprofit investigative newsroom ProPublica. That move, in 2018, followed three decades of ground-breaking journalism, including 14 years at The New York Times as a reporter and 6 after his Dot Earth blog moved to the Opinion section in 2010.

From 2010 to 2016, he was also senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University, where he developed courses in online communication and filmmaking focused on sustainability. He has written acclaimed books on humanity’s weather and climate learning journey, global warming, the changing Arctic and the assault on the Amazon rain forest. In spare moments, he is a performing songwriter. Learn more here.