Heard on Campus: Journalist Andrew Revkin

April 22, 2011

“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.

  • Andrew Revkin spoke April 19 at the HUB-Robeson Center on Penn State's University Park Campus.

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