I am president of Environmental Progress, co-founder and Senior Fellow at Breakthrough Institute, and advisor to MIT's "Future of Nuclear Energy" task force. My recent TED talk is "How Fear of Nuclear Hurts the Environment," and my 2015 TEDx talk is "How Humans Save Nature."  I was in "Pandora's Promise," a 2013 award-winning film about environmentalists who changed their minds about nuclear. You can see me "The Colbert Report," CNN "Crossfire" debate with Ralph Nader, both from 2013, and in a 2016 UCLA Debate with Mark Jacobsen. 

I am co-author of "The Death of Environmentalism," Break Through, An Ecomodernist Manifesto, "Evolve," and Love Your Monsters. I have written for publications including Scientific AmericanThe New York Times,and the Washington Post.

I am a Time Magazine "Hero of the Environment" and a Green Book Award winner. My 2007 book with Ted Nordhaus, Break Through, was called "prescient" by Time and "the best thing to happen to environmentalism since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring" by Wired

My recent essays include "Why Energy Transitions are the Key to Environmental Progress," coauthored with Rachel Pritzker, 

I have been profiled in the New York TimesWired, the San Francisco Chronicle, the National ReviewThe New Republic, and on NPR. His research and writing have appeared in The Harvard Law and Policy ReviewDemocracy Journal, the PLOS BiologyThe New Republic the Wall Street Journal; and cited by the New York TimesSlateUSA TodayWashington PostNew York Daily NewsThe New Republic.

I have been and environmental and social justice advocate for over 25 years. In the 1990s I  helped save an old-growth redwood forest and force Nike to improve factory conditions in Asia. In the 2000s, I advocated for and helped realize an expansion of federal investment in renewables and energy efficiency.

I live and work in Berkeley, California. You can email me by clicking here. You can download a high resolution photo of me by clicking here.