University of Alaska Southeast

NY Times Reporter Andrew Revkin, Brings the Frontlines of Climate Change to UA

Juneau, Alaska
Date of Press Release: September 11, 2007

New York Times Environment Writer Andrew C. Revkin is speaking at the UAS Egan Library on Tues., Sept. 18th at 7 pm. Mr. Revkin is a prize-winning author whose lecture charts the science and significance of global warming. He has been reporting on the environment for The Times since 1995, a job that has taken him to the Arctic three times in three years. In 2003, he became the first Times reporter to file stories and photos from the sea ice around the Pole.

Mr. Revkin will present On the Front Lines of Climate Change: From the North Pole to the White House. His lecture draws on nearly twenty years of covering climate research and politics in magazines, two books, and more than 300 climate stories for The Times. Mr. Revkin has spent nearly a quarter century covering subjects ranging from Hurricane Katrina and the Asian tsunami, to the assault on the Amazon and the strained relationship of science and politics.

He will also discuss his trip to the North Pole with a hardy climate-research team and sign copies of “The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World,” his award-winning new book on the once and future Arctic, which is written for the whole family.

Mr. Revkin’s visit is part of the University of Alaska’s contribution to the International Polar Year effort to promote research, education and outreach activities that focus on the Arctic and the Antarctic regions. For more information on IPY, visit www.alaska.edu/ipy.

Contacts:

Cherie Solie

IPY Statewide Outreach Manager

(907) 474-6264

Kevin Myers

University of Alaska Southeast

(907) 796-6530