Elizabeth Kolbert was a political reporter for the New York Times for fourteen years before joining the New Yorker in 1999. Her series on global warming, "The Climate of Man," was awarded the American Association for the Advancement of Science's magazine writing award. Her stories have also appeared in The New York Times Magazine, Vogue, and Mother Jones. She is the author of Field Notes from a Catastrophe. Tim Folger is a contributing editor at Discover and writes about science for several magazines.