Eric Pooley is senior vice president for strategy and communications at Environmental Defense Fund, a U.S.-based NGO that advances environmental solutions around the world. He is also author of The Climate War (Hyperion, 2010), which Bill Clinton hailed as “an account of epic American campaign to get serious about global warming.” Before joining EDF in 2011, Eric had a distinguished career in journalism, serving as deputy editor of Bloomberg Businessweek, managing editor of Fortune, editor of Time Europe, and national editor, chief political correspondent, and White House correspondent for Time.
Eric’s journalism has been recognized with many honors, including a National Magazine Award and the Gerald R. Ford Prize for Distinguished Reporting on the Presidency. He has written about energy and climate change for Time, Slate, Harvard Business Review, The Atlantic, The New Republic, and other publications. He lectures frequently and has appeared on Charlie Rose, CBS Evening News, NBC Nightly News, All Things Considered, and other programs. A magna cum laude graduate of Brown University, he lives with his wife and two daughters in New York.