SEJ Member Spotlight: Andrew Revkin
Andrew Revkin. All photos courtesy Andrew Revkin.
SEJ member Andrew (Andy) Revkin is the senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University's Academy for Applied Environmental Studies and writes the award-winning Dot Earth blog for the Op-Ed side of The New York Times. He has spent nearly three decades covering subjects ranging from the assault on the Amazon rain forest to the changing conditions around the Arctic, from the troubled relationship of climate science and politics to the environmental impacts of rising human populations and resource appetites.
Revkin standing beside a sign erected by scientists camped on the sea ice drifting near the North Pole.
From 1995 through 2009, Andy covered the environment for The Times as a staff reporter. His quarter century of coverage of global warming has earned most of the major awards for science journalism along with the John Chancellor Award for sustained journalistic excellence from Columbia University. Revkin has been a pioneer in multimedia communication, blogging and shooting still and video imagery in far-flung places. He has also carried his journalism to a new generation in The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World, the first book on Arctic climate change written for the whole family. His other books are The Burning Season, which was the basis for a much-lauded HBO film, and Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast, which accompanied the first museum exhibition on climate change, at the American Museum of Natural History, in 1992.
At Pace, Revkin teaches courses on blogging, environmental-science communication and documentary video with a focus on sustainable development. He has written three book chapters on communication and the environment and speaks to varied audiences around the world about the power of the Web to foster progress on a finite planet.
Revkin, far right, releasing a tagged Atlantic sturgeon on the Hudson River.
Andy lives in the Hudson River Valley with his wife and two sons. In spare moments, he is a performing songwriter and plays in a twangy roots jam band, Breakneck Ridge.