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ABOUT

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Bio


ABOUT

 

Why hello. I'm delighted you found your way over here. Let me tell you a little about myself.

I'm a journalist covering climate change, easily the world's most important issue. I currently work at Earther, a Gizmodo Media site, where I'm a senior reporter.

Climate change touches everything, which means I cast a wide net. I've covered everything from extreme weather to politics to art to science to—most importantly—solutions. 

I spent four years at Climate Central working as a newsroom Ben Zobrist. In addition to writing, I helped bring WXshift, a daily weather site with a side of climate, into existence. I also managed our social media and daily website operations, helped set strategic goals for the organization and whipped up the occasional GIF. 

In previous lives, I was an educator at the deepest lake in the U.S., a sleigh ride naturalist giving tours through a herd of 7,000 elk and a ski bum across the western U.S. 

The ski bumming is what ultimately steered me to climate change. I wanted to know if there'd be enough snow for me to be able to ski in 50 years so I decided to pursue a Masters looking at the intersection of climate and society at Columbia University (where I also currently teach a course on climate communication). 

Beyond Earther, my writing has appeared in the Wall Street Journal, Grist, the Daily Kos, Mashable, Quartz, Salon and Yale Climate Connections and been cited in the New York Times, Washington Post and Slate. I've done TV and radio interviews on CBC, Al Jazeera, NPR, SkyNews, i24 News and Wall Street Journal Live.

I love writing about an issue that matters, though I do occasionally miss leading sleigh rides through a herd of elk followed by a few turns down Rendezvous Bowl. But living in New York with its 12,000 bodegas isn't so bad either. Having my wife and a hefty orange tabby named Gus here also helps.

Check out my resume below or drop me a line.