15 July 2011

Andrew Revkin’s Resilience

Posted by John Freeland

Those who follow the excellent New York Times science blog Dot Earth probably know that its author, Andrew Revkin, suffered a mild stroke two weeks ago. Apparently while out for a run with his son, one of Andrew’s eyes started feeding his brain cartoon-like images. The next day, he was back blogging – about strokes, and quite interestingly, at that.

I was impressed with Andrew’s coverage of the Horizon Deepwater Gulf of Mexico oil leak last summer and the Fukushima nuclear crisis last spring. All his stuff is good.

We need his carotid arteries to stay clear for another fifty years, or so. Science journalism can’t afford to lose him.

Tip: Alan at State Factors.