Mark Schapiro is an award-winning investigative journalist who explores the intersection between the environment, economics, and international political power. His writing appears in Harper's, The Atlantic, Yale Environment 360, The Nation, and other publications. His most recent book, Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy, reports from environmental tension zones around the world where the costs of climate change are being experienced and fought over. His previous book was Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power. He is an adjunct professor at the Middlebury Institute of International Studies at Monterey and lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. He was formerly senior correspondent at The Center for Investigative Reporting.
On June 6th, Mark Schapiro will be interviewed by Mark Hertsgaard at the 2015 Bay Area Book Festival. Their discussion, titled "World in Flux: Where We Stand in the Coming Climate Battles," will take place at the Kinzie Conference Room at the David Brower Center. This festival is free, however reserved seats are available at various pricing.
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 Harper’s, The Atlantic, 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 lives in San Francisco, California.
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 products—from 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.