Author, journalist, broadcaster and public speaker Mark Hertsgaard has published six books that have been translated into sixteen languages. As an independent journalist, Hertsgaard has traveled around the world twice, reporting from twenty-five countries and much of the United States about climate change, politics, culture and the environment for leading outlets worldwide including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Bloomberg Businessweek, The Daily Beast, Scientific American, Time, and Mother Jones. He was the first independent journalist to detail, in The Atlantic in 1997, the emergence of China as a climate change superpower to match the US.
Hertsgaard has been a regular commentator for the public radio programs Morning Edition, Marketplace and Living on Earth and hosted an investigative news show for the national satellite channel, Link TV. He has lectured at Johns Hopkins, the University of California Berkeley School of Journalism, Yale, Harvard, Stanford and dozens of other colleges and universities.
In the first half, renowned investigative journalist and author Mark Hertsgaard discussed his latest work on whistleblowers like former NSA workers Edward Snowden and Thomas Drake, who refused to back down in the face of increasingly ferocious official retaliation. In... More »