Renowned journalist and author to speak

Pulitzer Prize-winning journalist and author Ross Gelbspan will provide a free presentation at Portland State Monday evening, as part of the Millennium Speaker Series.

Gelbspan will speak about his book, “The Heat is On: The Climate Crisis, The Cover-Up, The Prescription,” for which he received national attention when former President Clinton told the press he was reading it.

In 1995, Gelbspan published an article addressing climate change for Harper’s magazine. The article redirected his career as a journalist for 31 years at the Philadelphia Bulletin, the Washington Post and the Boston Globe. The article evolved into the book, which was published in 1998.

Gelbspan has appeared on “Nightline,” “All Things Considered,” “Talk of the Nation” and with numerous other radio and television interviews.

In February 1998, Gelbspan was invited to the World Economic Forum in Switzerland, where he addressed government ministers and multi-national corporation leaders.

Gelbspan is currently involved with nonprofit organizations and businesses trying to find solutions for addressing climate change.

Gelbspan already presented a lecture to students this week. He had conversation with students on climate change, its effects in Oregon, and his career as a journalist. He also catered his talk to the types of students attending, discussing writing, journalism, climate and environmental issues and woman studies.

His next presentation is Monday at 7 p.m. in Smith Center Ballroom and is free to the public.