Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace University

Andrew Revkin, the Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding at Pace University, has been writing about environmental and social sustainability for more than three decades, from the Amazon to the White House to the North Pole, mainly for The New York Times. He has won the top awards in science journalism multiple times, along with a Guggenheim Fellowship. At Pace, he teaches courses in blogging, environmental communication and documentary film. He has written acclaimed books on global warming, the changing Arctic and the assault on the Amazon rain forest, as well as three book chapters on science communication.

He is a member of the Interim Engagement Committee of the international Future Earth research initiative and the Working Group on the Anthropocene of the Subcommission on Quaternary Stratigraphy.

Drawing on his experience with his Times blog, Dot Earth, which Time Magazine named one of the top 25 blogs in 2013, Revkin speaks to audiences around the world about paths to progress on a turbulent planet.

Revkin is also a performing songwriter, was a longtime accompanist for Pete Seeger and recently released his first album of original songs, which was hailed as a “tasty mix of roots goulash” on Jambands, an influential music website.


  • 2010–present
    Senior Fellow for Environmental Understanding, Pace University


  • 2006
    The North Pole Was Here - Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World,
  • 1992
    Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast,
  • 1990
    The Burning Season - The Murder of Chico Mendes and the Fight for the Amazon Rain Forest,


Guggenheim Fellow, two-time winner of the National Academy of Sciences Communication Award and American Assoc. for the Advancement of Science journalism award