Elizabeth Kolbert

Obama’s Top Scientist Explains the Climate Challenge Ahead

John Holdren is the longest-serving presidential science adviser in U.S. history. He’s also probably one of the most influential, having advised President Obama on key energy issues for the last eight years. “Mr. Holdren has this president’s ear,” is how The New York Times put it in 2014. 

A physicist by training, Holdren is among the chief architects of the Obama administration’s Climate Action Plan. 

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The Acid Oceans of Our Future

Elizabeth Kolbert's The Sixth Extinction recently won the 2015 Pulitzer Prize for general nonfiction.

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