Summit Speaker: Richard Harris

Richard Harris

Science Correspondent
National Public RadioRichard Harris

Richard Harris has been a science correspondent at National Public Radio for 25 years. He covers climate change as well as many other issues related to energy. He’s recently back from Japan covering the nuclear reactor troubles there. Last year he broke the story showing that the government was underestimating the flow rate from the blown-out BP oil well by a factor of 10. He has also reported stories on everything from biofuels and solar energy to the smart grid. His beat also includes earth science, astronomy and other physical sciences.

Recent awards include the 2010 AAAS/Kavli prize for his coverage of the BP blowout. UC-Santa Cruz, his alma mater, honored him last year with the Alumni Achievement Award. He also was a lead reporter for NPR’s award-winning series, Climate Connections. He traveled to West Africa, Greenland, Iceland and the American Southwest for that series on climate change.

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