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Dennis Dimick      

Former Executive Environment Editor at National Geographic Magazine

Dennis Dimick served as executive environment editor at National Geographic magazine. He guided creation of several major editorial projects including an April 2010 issue on global freshwater, a 2011 series called “7 Billion” on global population, and the 2014 Future of Food series on global food security. In September 2004 he originated and orchestrated creation of a 74-page three-story project on climate change called “Global Warning: Bulletins from a Warmer World.”

Dimick co-organized the Aspen Environment Forum from 2008-2012, and regularly lectures on global environmental issues. He holds degrees in agriculture and agricultural journalism from Oregon State University and the University of Wisconsin-Madison. For 17 years he has been a faculty member of the Missouri Photo Workshop, and in 2013 received the Sprague Memorial Award from the National Press Photographers Association for outstanding service to photojournalism. He is a native of Oregon’s Willamette Valley, where he grew up on a sheep and hay farm, and was a member for many years of 4-H and Future Farmers of America (now FFA.)

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Changing Climate: Where Energy and Global Warming Meet

In a sweeping visual journey and in-depth report, Dimick shares highlights of National Geographic‘s features and the most recent scientific reports documenting climate change, and explores what we as communities and individuals can do to reverse the trends.

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