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New York Times environment reporter to speak

November 15, 2006

New York Times environment reporter Andrew Revkin will give a free public lecture at 4:30 p.m. Monday, Nov. 20, in the Wisconsin Historical Society Auditorium.

Revkin’s illustrated talk, “The Daily Planet: A Journalist’s Search for Sustainability, from the Amazon to the Arctic,” will be an Earth-spanning tour, from reefs and rain forests to sea ice and tundra, revealing how scientists are gauging the human impact on ecosystems and climate and how some communities are working to redefine progress.

For 25 years, Revkin has been on a global hunt for ways to mesh the human adventure with the planet’s limits. A prize-winning author, he recently published “The North Pole Was Here: Puzzles and Perils at the Top of the World,” the first book on global warming and the Arctic for the whole family. The book chronicles his trip to the North Pole, where he shadowed a research team studying the relationship between the dwindling ice cap and global warming. His other books include “The Burning Season,” on the fate of the Amazon rainforest, and “Global Warming: Understanding the Forecast.”

For more information, contact Alex Grace, 265-8720,

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