Dianne Dumanoski is an author and environmental journalist whose credentials in the field date back to Earth Day, 1970. Since then she has reported on a wide range of environmental and energy issues for broadcast and print media, including WGBH-TV, one of the nation’s leading public television stations; The Boston Phoenix, a weekly specializing in arts and politics; and The Boston Globe. During her time at Globe, she was among the pioneers reporting on the new generation of global environmental issues, including ozone depletion, global warming, and the accelerating loss of species.
Since leaving daily journalism in 1996, she has been writing, lecturing, teaching, and consulting. With scientists Theo Colborn and Pete Myers, she wrote the book Our Stolen Future (Penguin, 1996), now translated into seventeen languages, which lays out the scientific case that a wide range of man-made chemicals can disrupt delicate hormone systems and derail development. Her latest book, The End of the Long Summer: Why We Must Remake Our Civilization to Survive on a Volatile Earth (Crown, 2009), seeks to bring our planetary emergency and this historical moment into focus so we can make wise decisions in a time of growing danger.
She has received a variety of awards for her reporting and has been a Knight Fellow in Science Journalism at MIT, a fellow at the University of Colorado’s Center for Environmental Journalism, and a Poynter Fellow in Environmental Journalism at Yale.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
- The Survivor’s Tale
A response to “What does it mean to be human?”