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ANDY REVKIN: Surviving Ourselves – Making the Most of Earth’s ‘Anthropocene’ Age of Humans
November 8, 2016 @ 9:30 am - 11:00 am PST
SPEAKER: Andy Revkin Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding Pace University DATE: Tuesday, November 8, 2016 TIME: 9:30 A.M. PLACE: 310 Sutardja Dai Hall
BIOGRAPHY: Andrew Revkin is a leading environmental journalist, author and educator who has spent more than 30 years covering global change, from the North Pole to the White House to the Amazon, mainly for The New York Times. As Pace University’s Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding since 2010, he has developed or co-developed innovative courses in blogging, environmental communication and documentary film. He began writing on global warming science and solutions in the 1980s and, in his first climate book, in 1992, he mused that “earth scientists of the future” would recognize that humans were creating a “post-Holocene…geological age of our own making.” It took just a decade for that prediction to come to pass, when leading scientists proposed that an Anthropocene epoch had begun.
Revkin has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the violent assault on the Amazon rain forest, as well as three book chapters on science communication. Drawing on his experience with his New York Times blog, Dot Earth, which Time Magazine named one of the top 25 blogs in 2013, Revkin has spoken to audiences around the world, including at the United Nations and Vatican, about the role of communication innovation in forging progress on a turbulent planet. Revkin was on the inaugural Engagement Committee of the international Future Earth initiative and is on advisory boards of the Earth Observatory of Singapore and the Stony Brook University School of Journalism.