Eric Roston is an award-winning journalist who has spent more than 15 years covering climate change in all its incarnations—from science, to technology, finance, business, and government.
Since 2011 he has served as Sustainability Editor for Bloomberg News, at first developing and overseeing a Bloomberg.com site devoted to the topic. He has returned to writing stories, graphics, and video since 2015, including several that have circled the world and won awards or drawn significant critical attention.
His book, The Carbon Age: How Life’s Core Element Has Become Civilization’s Greatest Threat, was published in 2008 by Bloomsbury USA, and has been translated into several languages. The work, based on three years of research, traces the dynamic, fundamental science that unifies seemingly disparate parts of our experience: Climate, energy, health, industry—the fastest way to learn the most about the world is through the carbon atom.
Roston has served as a senior staff analyst for the 2010-2011 National Oil Spill Commission, and worked for the Nicholas Institute for Environmental Policy Solutions, a think tank at Duke University. In 2009, the U.S. State Department dispatched him to India for a month to speak with journalists and students about writing on global warming and its effects.
Previously, Roston wrote for TIME, in its Washington bureau, where he covered economics, politics, and energy. Roston joined the magazine in 2000 as a business reporter in the New York bureau, covering stories such as the collapse of Enron, China's emergence as a force in global trade, and advanced computing. An eyewitness to the collapse of the World Trade Center on Sept. 11, 2001, Roston was a part of the reporting team that won a National Magazine Award for best single-issue coverage. As part of the magazine's Washington bureau, he spent time covering the White House, presidential campaigns, Congress, and much else. He was also a frequent contributor to the magazine's work on energy, environmental and health issues. He penned a blog and a monthly column on technology and behavior.
Roston appears publicly at events or on radio and TV. Formative experiences include Slate, LIFE magazine, Esquire, and the New York Times. He holds an M.A. in Russian history, and a B.A. in modern European history, both from Columbia University.