Speaker - Eric Roston

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Eric Roston is Senior Associate in the Nicholas Institute's Washington, DC, office. He joined Duke after a year-long tenure as Visiting Scholar at Resources for the Future. There he completed his first book, a mainstream scientific narrative called The Carbon Age: How Life's Core Element Has Become Civilization's Greatest Threat (July 2008, Walker & Co.,Bloomsbury USA). The book provides the dynamic scientific context often lacking in debates about energy, climate, industry and health. As a Washington correspondent for Time, he reported on the broadest range of subjects, specializing in energy and climate, but including the White House; Congress; the 2004 presidential campaign; enough Cabinet and regulatory agencies to fill several alphabets. He spent September 11 in southern Manhattan and the rest of the week writing about the losses sustained by bond-trader Cantor Fitzgerald. Before moving to Washington in the fall of 2002, he covered the dot-com bust and ensuing corporate scandals for the magazine's business section. Even in Washington, Roston spent a good deal of time as the business section's Washington correspondent, covering the market and industry regulatory agencies, and the Fed. Fluent in Russian, he holds an M.A. in Russian history, literature and linguistics, and a B.A. in European history, both from Columbia University

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Climate Change Debate: Will Green Put us in the Red?

11.23.09 | 01:33:49 min | 8 comments