Heather Hansman

Heather Hansman

Heather Hansman is Outside Online’s environmental columnist and a frequent contributor to Culture Notebook. She is the author of Downriver: Into the Future of Water in the West.

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Is This Winter’s Sketchy Snowpack the New Normal?

Volatile weather has created dangerous conditions for backcountry skiers and set up the West for a bad water year. With climate change exacerbating the situation, it’s time to start assuming the worst for our winters and making plans to adapt. 

Heather Hansman
Feb 19, 2021

Can Billionaires Really Save Us from Climate Disaster?

As Jeff Bezos steps away from Amazon to focus his attention on initiatives like his year-old Earth Fund, it’s instructive to look at the impact of billionaire environmental philanthropy and how it could be more effective

Heather Hansman
Feb 12, 2021

Erin Brockovich Is at It Again

In her new book, 'Superman's Not Coming,' the activist gives a lesson in community engagement and warns that we shouldn't expect the government to save us

Heather Hansman
Aug 27, 2020