Since you probably don't pay attention to these things, (or do you?) I thought it worth mentioning that the New Yorker
won a National Magazine Award for Public Interest
on the strength of staff writer Elizabeth Kolbert's 3-part series on global warming. That series has since grown into a book called Field Notes from a Catastrophe
which gets a rave review from climate modeller Gavin Schmidt writing over RealClimate
. He calls it personable, well-rounded and thoroughly accurate. (Interestingly, you can now hear a reading of the book's intro and preface online
If that's not enough Kolbert for you, you can also read an interview with her over at Grist
, which, by the by, just won it's own award: The People's Voice Award for online magazines
And finally, while we're at it, our very own Sierra magazine has won another Maggie
, the award of the Western Publications Association, for "American Idylls
" -- the cover story of the September/October edition.
Congrats all around.