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Mark Schapiro

Journalist Mark Schapiro explores the intersection of the environment, economics, and political power, most recently as a correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting. His work has been published in Harpers, The Atlantic, Yale 360, and other publications. He has reported stories for the PBS newsmagazine Frontline/World, NOW with Bill Moyers, and public radio's Marketplace, and is the author of Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power. He is also an adjunct professor at the University of California, Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism and at the Monterey Institute of International Studies.

His awards include the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi, a DuPont, the Society of Environmental Journalists Reporting Award, a National Magazine Award, and a Kurt Schork Award for International reporting. Schapiro lives in the San Francisco Bay Area, California.

    Mark's Upcoming Events

    • Mark Schapiro at Octavia Books
      513 Octavia St., New Orleans LA
      September 5, 2014, 6:00 pm

      Mark will speak about his new book, Carbon Shock, at Octavia Books on Friday, September 5th @ 6pm. A Q&A and book signing will follow the talk. Presented in partnership with the Alliance for Affordable Energy.

    • Mark Schapiro at the Society of Environmental Journalists Conference
      Hilton New Orleans Riverside, New Orleans LA
      September 6, 2014, 10:45 am

      Mark Schapiro will moderate a panel at the 2014 SEJ Conference in New Orleans on September 6. Mark's panel will start at 10:45. See the preliminary details below. ENERGY ObamaAir: Greenhouse Gases, Clean Coal, Pollution Trading and Carbon Caps Moderator: Mark Schapiro, Journalist; Author, "Carbon Shock;" Adjunct Professor, Graduate School of Journalism, University of California, Berkeley; and former Senior Correspondent, Center for Investigative Reporting

    • Mark Schapiro at Mesa Refuge Open House
      MESA Refuge, 11 Los Reyes, Point Reyes Station CA
      September 14, 2014, 3:00 pm

      Mark Schapiro will talk about Carbon Shock at the Mesa Refuge Open House on September 14 from 3-6 PM. Books will be available for sale and signing at the event. Please RSVP to [email protected]

    • Mark Schapiro on Firedoglake Book Salon
      Firedoglake Book Salon,
      September 20, 2014, 5:00 pm

      Mark Schapiro will answer questions about his new book, "Carbon Shock," on Firedoglake's Book Salon on September 20 from 5-7PM.

    • Mark Schapiro at Book Passage
      Book Passage , Corte Madera CA
      September 27, 2014, 1:00 pm

      Mark Schapiro will talk about his new book, "Carbon Shock: A tale of risk and calculus on the front lines of a disrupted global economy," on September 27 at 1:00 PM at Book Passage's Corte Madera store. Books will be available for sale and signing.

    • Mark Schapiro at Kepler's Books
      1010 El Camino Real, Menlo Park CA 94025
      October 7, 2014, 7:30 pm

      Tuesday, October 7, 7:30 p.m. Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy As the world moves toward making more and more polluters pay to emit carbon, a financial mystery unfolds: What are the costs? Who has the responsibility to pay for them? Who do you pay? How do you pay? And what are the potential impacts? These are the questions veteran journalist Mark Schapiro attempts to answer as he illuminates the struggle to pinpoint carbon’s true costs and allocate them fairly—all while bumping up against the vagaries of the free market, the lobbying power of corporations, the political maneuverings of countries, and the tolerance of everyday consumers buying a cup of coffee, a tank of gas, or an airplane ticket. Schapiro explores the intersection of the environment, economics, and political power, most recently as a correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting. His work has been published in Harpers, The Atlantic, Yale 360, and other publications. He has reported stories for the PBS newsmagazine Frontline/World, NOW with Bill Moyers, and public radio's Marketplace, and is the author of Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What’s at Stake for American Power. Schapiro lives in San Francisco, California.

    Mark's Books

    Carbon Shock

    A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy

    In Carbon Shock, veteran journalist Mark Schapiro takes readers on a journey into a world where the same chaotic forces reshaping our natural world are also transforming the economy, playing havoc with corporate calculations, shifting economic and political power, and upending our understanding of the real risks, costs, and possibilities of what lies ahead.

    Journalist Mark Schapiro explores the intersection of the environment, economics, and political power. His work has been published in Harpers, The Atlantic, and other publications. He has reported stories for the PBS newsmagazine Frontline/World, NOW with Bill Moyers, and public radios Marketplace, and is the author of Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and Whats at Stake for American Power. He lives in San Francisco, California.

    Exposed

    The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power

    This thought-provoking work will change the way American consumers think about everyday productsfrom plastic softeners that can contribute to sexual malformations to lipstick additives that are potential toxins to the brain, liver, kidneys, and immune system. And it will stir them into forcing our government to take the lead of others, including the European Union, China, and countries in Central and South America.

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