Rich Blaustein is a science and environmental journalist based out of Washington, DC. In addition to his 2015 "Winter Issue" Minding Nature article on geologist William Ruddiman, Rich has contributed feature articles to BioScience magazine since 2006, primarily on climate change, biodiversity conservation, and plant and animal domestication. Rich has also contributed articles to World Policy Journal, World Watch, Ecosystem Marketplace, Cape Cod Times, Legal Times, Washington Lawyer and other publications. His current concentrated focus is on abrupt ecological change and tipping points.
Rich has a law degree and a masters degree in science journalism, and worked in environmental advocacy before switching to journalism in 2004. Rich says he views nature poets as a broad category that includes William Wordsworth, Edna St. Vincent Millet, Percy Shelley, Dante, Mary Oliver and W.S. Merwin, and these and other poets have informed his belief in nature across the decades.
Contributions to Humans & Nature:
Articles in Minding Nature: