In this interview, we learn the painful backstory that prompted Mark Hertsgaard to devote his life's work to activism. He is not the only climate activist in the film who voiced the concept that taking action can be an antidote to pessimism and despair.
Mark Hertsgaard is an Independent journalist and the author of seven books that have been translated into sixteen languages, including Bravehearts: Whistle Blowing in the Age of Snowden; HOT: Living Through the Next Fifty Years on Earth; and A Day in the Life: The Music and Artistry of the Beatles.
He has reported from twenty-five countries about politics, culture and the environment for leading outlets, including The Guardian, Der Spiegel, Vanity Fair, The New Yorker, Time, Mother Jones, NPR, the BBC and The Nation, where is the environment correspondent. He lives in San Francisco.