Beth Gardiner

Environmental journalist and author

Beth Gardiner is an environmental journalist and the author of Choked: The Age of Air Pollution and the Fight for a Cleaner Future. Her work has appeared in publications including the New York Times, the Guardian, National Geographic, Time and Smithsonian. These days, she focuses mainly on stories about the environment, health and sustainability, but she’s written about everything from politics, education and feminism to food and the arts. Beth spent 10 years as a reporter for the Associated Press, based first in New York and then in London. The Society of Environmental Journalists and the Pulitzer Center on Crisis Reporting awarded her grants to support her work on Choked, and she provides news analysis on broadcasters including Sky News, LBC radio, ITV and the BBC. When not writing, Beth enjoys reading, walking, traveling, and spending time with her husband and daughter. She is American but has lived in London for more than 18 years.

Favourite TED Talk:

Chimamanda Ngozi Adichie
The danger of a single story

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