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

Liz Parrish Wants to Live Forever

In 2015, in a secret medical procedure carried out in Bogota, Colombia, the 44-year-old woman got dozens of experimental gene-therapy injections. Why? Because Parrish, the creator of a longevity company called BioViva, believes that science is on the cusp of delivering radically longer lifespans—and she wants to help bring on the revolution.

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 regions into a construction zone.

McKenzie Funk
Nov 12, 2013

A new memoir from a fire lookout makes a convincing case for quitting your job.

Bruce Barcott and McKenzie Funk
Apr 26, 2011

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 locals are talking about making a final break from their benevolent colonizer, Denmark. Call it the Thaw Revolution.

McKenzie Funk
Jul 29, 2009

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 is at 17,000 feet on the side of a remote Bolivian volcano.

McKenzie Funk
Jun 5, 2008

The True Story of the Vail Fires

Before her 2005 arrest, eco-saboteur Chelsea Gerlach took part in nine Earth Liberation Front actions, including the 1998 arson that destroyed Vail Mountain’s Two Elk lodge. In an exclusive interview from behind bars, Gerlach talks about life on the run, destruction on behalf of the environment, and why she cooperated with the federal investigators who smashed the ELF.

McKenzie Funk
Aug 27, 2007