McKenzie Funk

McKenzie Funk

National Magazine Award finalist McKenzie Funk is a cofounder of the journalism cooperative Deca, a board member at the Amplifier Foundation, and the author of Windfall: The Booming Business of Global Warming, named a book of the year by The New Yorker, Mother Jones, Salon, and Amazon.com and the winner of a 2015 PEN Literary Award. Mac's writing appears in Harper's, National Geographic, Rolling Stone, Outside, and The New York Times Magazine. A 2017 Open Society Fellow, he speaks five languages and is a native of the Pacific Northwest, where he lives with his wife and sons.

Published

The Sochi Olympics Are a Five-Ring Mess

Determined that Russia will put on the most lavish Winter Games in history, Vladimir Putin has spent $51 billion, quashed environmental critics, and turned one of Europe’s most beautiful natural...

Philip Connors, Fire Season

Burnout

A veteran fire lookout offers a compelling treatise on the power of wilderness; plus three new works that take a glass-half-full view of the looming energy crisis.

Black Angel Mine

Greenland Rising

Global warming isn't bad news for everybody. In Greenland, the big melt could mean a flood of new revenue from mineral and oil deposits— previously trapped under ice. Flush with prospects, the...

Greg Michaels in Bolivia

Because It's There. (Sort of.)

GPS units in hand, obsessed adventurers are roaming the world to claim a new set of firsts: 16,232 places where major lines of latitude and longitude intersect. Sound geeky? Not when your sweet spot...

Firestarter

Eco-saboteur Chelsea Gerlach took part in nine ELF actions, including the 1998 arson that destroyed Vail Mountain's Two Elk lodge. In an exclusive interview from behind bars, Gerlach talks about life...