McKenzie Funk is one of the founding members of the journalism collective Deca. Since 2000, his reporting has taken him all over the United States and to dozens of countries on six continents. A National Magazine Award finalist and former Knight-Wallace Fellow, he won the Oakes Prize for Environmental Journalism for a story about the melting Arctic and was a finalist for the Livingston Award for Young Journalists for his interview in Tajikistan with one of the first prisoners released from Guantanamo Bay. His writing has appeared in Harper’s, National Geographic, Outside, Rolling Stone, Bloomberg Businessweek, and The New York Times. He is the author of Windfall, The Booming Business of Global Warming. Tune into this episode to learn how opportunism is emerging from the issues involved with global warming. Learn how water rights are being sold along the Colorado River, and what it means for sustainability and access. Why has government been so slow to create legislation around climate change across the globe? Are there any technologies that could potentially reverse the effects of climate change? Find out on this week’s edition of What Doesn’t Kill You! Thanks to our sponsor, Tabard Inn.
“A lot of the drought in the American west can be attributed to a lack of glacial ice in the Colorado River and the Sierra Nevada.” [11:50]
“These climate tech fixes are not bad, but they’re expensive… cutting carbon can be helpful to everybody.” [23:15]
— McKenzie Funk on What Doesn’t Kill You