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 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.


Liz Parrish Wants to Live Forever

Two weeks after Bogotá, when Parrish’s company issued a press release about the experiment, it didn’t let on that she was the guinea pig.

McKenzie Funk
Jul 18, 2018

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...

McKenzie Funk
Nov 12, 2013

6 Hot Summer Reads for 2012

Six great fiction and non-fiction books and book reviews for your summer reading.

Jon Billman, McKenzie Funk, and Matthew Power
May 9, 2012


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.

Bruce Barcott and McKenzie Funk
Apr 26, 2011

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...

McKenzie Funk
Jul 29, 2009

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...

McKenzie Funk
Jun 5, 2008


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...

McKenzie Funk
Aug 27, 2007