Eric Holthaus

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Eric Holthaus

Eric Holthaus (born 1981)[1] is a meteorologist who works for the Correspondent, Grist, and former columnist for Slate and the Wall Street Journal who is known for his mentions of global climate change.[2][3][4]


Eric Holthaus grew up in Kansas. His writing during Hurricane Sandy resulted in a substantial following. During his career, he has advised numerous groups and individuals on coping with changing weather, including Indian military officials and Ethiopian subsistence farmers.

He has traveled to Ethiopia in many occasions, where he does work for a climate project. On September 27, 2013, feeling that his extensive air travel was contributing to the problem, Holthaus vowed never to fly again.[5]

Holthaus is a co-founder of the podcast "Warm Regards" with paleoecologist Jacquelyn Gill and journalist Andy Revkin of the New York Times.[6]


  1. ^ Holthaus, Eric. "Eric Holthaus; Weather Nerd". Retrieved August 8, 2015.
  2. ^ "Meteorologist Eric Holthaus' vow to never to fly again draws praise, criticism". Washington Post. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  3. ^ "Meet Eric Holthaus, the Rebel Nerd of Meteorology". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  4. ^ "Slate Meteorologist Eric Holthaus Stops Flying for A Year to Fight Climate Change". The Weather Channel. 4 October 2014. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
  5. ^ Suzanne Goldenberg. "IPCC report makes US meteorologist cry – and give up flying". the Guardian. Retrieved 19 December 2014.
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