Award-winning journalist speaks on climate change

BELLOWS FALLS, Vt. – John H. Cushman Jr., former New York Times reporter and editor, will be speaking about climate change at the Rockingham Library Saturday, Oct. 12 at 10:30 a.m. Cushman is the author of the book “Keystone and Beyond: Tar Sands and the National Interest in the Era of Climate Change,” which traces the history of the pipeline saga and its relation to global warming. He played a large part in the journal InsideClimate News 2015 investigative series on Exxon’s knowledge and coverup of climate change and the risks posed by fossil fuel emissions. This series was a finalist in the 2016 Pulitzer Prize for Public Service. His InsideClimate News articles explore every angle of the climate controversy including an ongoing review of the prospective presidential candidates stands on global warming.

Cushman was a journalist in Washington, D.C. for 35 years. During 27 of those years, he wrote for the New York Times about energy, the environment, industry and military affairs, also covering financial and transportation beats, and editing articles across the full spectrum of national and international policy. He was also the president of the National Press Club in 2000. He recently retired from InsideClimate News but continues to write and play an active role in climate change.

This event is free and open to the public. The library is located at 65 Westminster St., Bellows Falls, Vt., and is wheelchair accessible. For more information, call 802-463-4270, email, or go to

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