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As a Schmidt Family Foundation fellow at the New America Foundation, Mark Hertsgaard is investigating and publicizing solutions to the linked challenges of climate change, food security, poverty and ecological agriculture. Mark is an independent journalist and the author of six books that have been published in sixteen languages, including most recently, HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth. He has written about politics, culture, foreign affairs and the environment for leading media outlets around the world, including The New Yorker, Vanity Fair, Time, The New York Times, The Washington Post, The Atlantic, NPR, the BBC, The Guardian, Le Monde Diplomatique and Die Zeit. His other books include Earth Odyssey: Around the World In Search of Our Environmental Future and On Bended Knee: The Press and the Reagan Presidency. Hertsgaard is the environment correspondent for The Nation and a regular columnist for the Italian newsweekly, L'espresso. He has appeared on hundreds of radio and television shows in the U.S. and abroad and speaks frequently at colleges, universities and conferences. He taught writing at Johns Hopkins University and the University of California Berkeley School of Journalism.