Mark Schapiro

Mark Schapiro is an investigative journalist specializing in the intersection between science, politics and power. His most recent book, out now in paperback, is THE END OF STATIONARITY: Seeking the New Normal in the Era of Carbon Shock, a narrative journey to the hot-spots where an economic and political shake-up is underway as the world contends with global climate disruption. His upcoming book, Seeds Of Resistance: The Struggle For Our Food Supply investigates who controls our most fundamental resource—seeds—as global warming changes the conditions for growing our food. It will be published by Hotbooks in the fall.

Mark’s work is also published in HarpersNewsweekPacific StandardMother JonesThe Nation, Pacific Standard and elsewhere. He is a Lecturer at the UC Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. Formerly Senior Correspondent at the Center for Investigative Reporting, he lives in Oakland, California. His environmental journalism has won awards from the Society of Professional Journalists Sigma Delta Chi, the Society of Environmental Journalists and others.


On: Exposed: The Toxic Chemistry of Everyday Products and What's at Stake for American Power ls.  (Still in print and, alas, still quite topical since little has changed in the years since I wrote it) “A gripping new book.” 
-- The Economist


On Carbon Shock: A Tale of Risk and Calculus on the Front Lines of the Disrupted Global Economy “A very important book about a subject of urgent importance,” 
CHOICE--Outstanding Academic Title.

"Schapiro‘s tough look at how our current habits of consumption will cost us down the road, combined with his hard-hitting, journalistic style, makes for a dramatic read.” -
- Publishers Weekly