Andrew Revkin is founding director of the Initiative on Communication and Sustainability at Columbia University’s Earth Institute. There he is building programs, courses and collaborations bridging gaps between science and society to cut climate risk and spread resilience. Revkin has written on climate change for more than 30 years, reporting from the North Pole to the White House, the Amazon rain forest to the Vatican – mostly for The New York Times. From 2010 to 2016, he built and taught courses in online communication and environmental filmmaking at Pace University. Revkin has written five books, most notably “The Burning Season: The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest,” which was made into an award-winning film by HBO, and has won most of the top awards in science journalism, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship and Investigative Reporters and Editors Award. In spare moments, he is a performing songwriter. Follow him on Twitter: @revkin
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