Eric Roston is editor of Bloomberg’s Sustainability News website, bloomberg.com/sustainability. He is author of the critically acclaimed book THE CARBON AGE: How Life’s Core Element Has Become Civilization’s Greatest Threat. The book 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 joined Bloomberg after serving as a senior analyst on the National Commission on the BP Deepwater Horizon Oil Spill. He worked at Duke University’s climate change policy think tank, the Nicholas Institue.
Previously, Roston wrote for TIME, in New York and then Washington, where he covered science, technology, and politics.
Roston, who is fluent in Russian, holds an M.A. in Russian history, and a B.A. in modern European history, both from Columbia University. He lives in Washington, DC, with his wife, Karen, and daughter.