Elizabeth Kolbert

New Yorker

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Elizabeth Kolbert is a staff writer at the New Yorker, covering environmental issues. She is the Pulitzer Prize-winning author of The Sixth Extinction: An Unnatural History.

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Hurricane Irma is not what it used to be, but it's still doing plenty of damage.

Hurricane Irma's not over yet

Hurricane Irma is not what it used to be, but it's still doing plenty of damage.

from To the Point

At the Paris climate talks today, President François Hollande of France said that global warming is a security threat on par with terrorism. Others have made more direct links.

Terrorism and Climate Change

At the Paris climate talks today, President François Hollande of France said that global warming is a security threat on par with terrorism. Others have made more direct links.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

The Earth has lived through 5 mass extinctions of animals and plants. The last one - 66 million years ago -  took out the dinosaurs.

The Sixth Extinction

The Earth has lived through 5 mass extinctions of animals and plants. The last one - 66 million years ago -  took out the dinosaurs.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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In a bold statement, a leading dean of journalism argues that in abandoning Julian Assange, the mainstream media have abandoned the First Amendment.

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Jet aircraft contribute 2% of all greenhouse gases--raising challenging questions.  Is there a moral obligation to travel less? What are the alternatives to going by plane?

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The biggest story of modern times is bad for audience ratings. To save money, news outlets are hiding the truth of environmental disaster.

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