© Elizabeth Kolbert
If you’ve ever found yourself engrossed in one of The New Yorker’s environmental articles, Elizabeth Kolbert is probably the one responsible. After a decade at The New York Times, Kolbert now supplies The New Yorker with brave opinion pieces and multi-part, science-laden masterpieces. Her award-winning series, “The Climate of Man,” grew into the acclaimed book, “Field Notes from a Catastrophe,” and she is one of the most respected science journalists writing today. In our conversation, Kolbert looks back on the extreme-is-the-new-norm weather events of 2011, shares her first-hand account of tar sands oil extraction, describes the Republicans’ “enshrined counterfactual position” on global warming, and doesn’t let Obama off the hook, either.
Elizabeth Kolbert on Climate Denier Politicians and Why Extreme Weather is the New Norm (Podcast)
The New Yorker's Elizabeth Kolbert on global warming science and Republican climate denial.