Abrahm Lustgarten

Abrahm Lustgarten writes about climate change for ProPublica, and works frequently with the New York Times Magazine. He is a fellow at New America, and climate writing at the University of California Berkeley Graduate School of Journalism. His recent work has focused extensively on global migration in response to a warming climate, on global climate finance and on water scarcity. His series investigating the mismanagement of the Colorado River was a finalist for the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for national reporting. Additionally, his early investigation into the environmental and economic consequences of fracking was some of the first coverage of the issue. He is working on his third book, about how climate-driven migration will transform the shape and culture of the United States. Lustgarten earned a master’s in journalism from Columbia University in 2003 and a bachelor’s degree in anthropology from Cornell in 1995.