The Earth Day

The most important decade

Climate impacts and policy action at home and abroad


Andrew Freedman

MA Climate and Society

Earth Institute, Columbia  University

The science is clear: We have a limited window in which to act to rein in emissions to avert some of the worst consequences of global warming. With the 2020 election looming, and the Paris Agreement showing signs of strain, the stage is set for dramatic developments in the next few years. Drawing on Andrew's nearly two decades of award-winning reporting on climate science and policy, this talk will offer up a set of predictions for how our politics and our climate will change in the next few years. You'll leave knowing what to watch for and how high the stakes really are.

Andrew Freedman is the Science Editor at Axios, where he covers everything from climate change and extreme weather to infectious disease outbreaks and the new space race. Andrew previously covered climate news for Mashable, and Climate Central, among other outlets. While at Climate Central, Andrew was the first reporter to use the term "polar vortex" in describing the now infamous winter of 2013-14.

He has provided commentary on climate news events for NPR, PBS, CBS, Cheddar, and other national and international outlets. He has also worked as a reporter at Congressional Quarterly and E&E News, and was a longtime contributor to the Washington Post's Capital Weather Gang blog. He holds a Masters in Climate and Society from Columbia University, and a Masters in Law and Diplomacy from The Fletcher School at Tufts University.

April 22, 2019 at 6:00pm - 8:30pm

Council for Advancement and Support of Education

1307 New York Ave NW
Washington, DC 20005
United States

Miyako Yerick

Lilian Hsu

Will you come?

$15.00 General public #tickets at $15 each
$10.00 ColumbiaDC members #tickets at $10 each
$10.00 The Fletcher School in DC members #tickets at $10 each