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On Campus | Lecture

The News Media and the Climate Emergency: A Conversation with Mark Hertsgaard

The Dean's Office is proud to present this year's R. Peter Straus Lecturer: Mark Hertsgaard.  Mark is the co-founder and executive director of the global media collaboration Covering Climate Now and the environment correspondent for The Nation. He has covered climate change since 1989, reporting from 25 countries in his books “Earth Odyssey” and “HOT” and for outlets including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, The Atlantic, Bloomberg Businessweek, Time, Scientific American, The Guardian, L’espresso, NPR and the BBC. He has been a commentator for the public radio programs Morning Edition, Marketplace and Living on Earth and appeared on the Today show, Morning Joe, Fresh Air, All Things Considered, Democracy Now!, and hundreds of similar programs overseas. His other books include “On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency,” “A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles,” and, coming in May 2024, “Big Red’s Mercy: The Shooting of Deborah Cotton and A Story of Race in America." 

Mark will be joined in conversation with Anthony Leiserowitz, Director of the Yale Program on Climate Change Communication.

Lunch will be provided to registered attendees: we ask that you arrive early to get your lunch and be seated.