Heard on Campus: Journalist Andrew Revkin

“The other utter reality right now is that there really are two worlds. There’s us, there’s the world of the 19-ton-per-year-CO2-emitter, super energized, super mobile people ... and then there’s the world of the energy-poor. Their choices are utterly limited. If you’re cooking, you’re cooking on firewood or dung. There’s 2 billion people today cooking on those choices, if they have food to cook. ... That says we have a great opportunity to get busy and engage and to be global, at least in some part of what we do. Whether it’s communicating, innovating, or educating, this is a glaring time for change.”

-- Andrew Revkin, New York Times Dot Earth blogger and senior fellow for environmental understanding at Pace University, who spoke April 19 at the HUB-Robeson Center on Penn State's University Park campus. Revkin delivered a talk titled “9 Billion People + 1 Planet = ?” as part of the annual Colloquium on the Environment. Revkin received a bachelor's degree in biology from Brown University and a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University. He has also received awards from the John Chancellor Award for Excellence in Journalism and the American Association for the Advancement of Science.

Last Updated April 26, 2011