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Michael Shellenberger

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Founder & President of Environmental Progress; Expert on Energy, Climate, Security, Human Development and Politics

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Michael Shellenberger Biography

Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He is the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed books “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities” (HarperCollins 2021) and “Apocalypse Never” (HarperCollins 2020).

“Apocalypse Never” has been translated into 15 languages including French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak, and Polish.

Shellenberger has been called a “environmental guru,” “climate guru,” “North America’s leading public intellectual on clean energy,” and “high priest” of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed over five million times.

He advises policymakers around the world including in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Belgium. In January, 2020, Shellenberger testified before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change invited Shellenberger in 2019 to serve as an independent Expert Reviewer of its next Assessment Report.

He has been a climate, environmental, and social justice activist for over 30 years. In the 1990s he helped save California’s last unprotected ancient redwood forest, and inspire Nike to improve factory conditions in Asia. In the 2000s, Shellenberger advocated for a “new Apollo project” in clean energy, which resulted in a $150 billion public investment in clean tech between 2009 and 2015.

He has helped save nuclear reactors around the world, from Illinois and New York to South Korea and Taiwan, thereby preventing an increase in air pollution equivalent to adding over 24 million cars to the road.

Shellenberger is a leading environmental journalist who has broken major stories on Amazon deforestation; rising climate resilience; growing eco-anxiety; the U.S. government’s role in the fracking revolution; and climate change and California’s fires.

He writes on housing and homelessness, and has called for California to declare a state of emergency regarding its addiction, mental health, and housing crises. He has authored widely-read articles and reports on the topic including “Why California Keeps Making Homelessness Worse,” and “California in Danger.”

His articles for Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, and his TED talks ("How Fear of Nuclear Hurts the Environment," "Why I Changed My Mind About Nuclear Power," “How Fear of Nuclear Ends,” and “Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet”) have been viewed over seven million times.

Shellenberger was featured in "Pandora's Promise," an award-winning film about environmentalists who changed their minds about nuclear, and appeared on "The Colbert Report." He debated Ralph Nader on CNN’s "Crossfire" and Stanford University’s Mark Jacobsen at UCLA .

He is co-founder of Breakthrough Institute, where he was president from 2003 - 2015, and served as an advisor to MIT's "Future of Nuclear Energy" task force.

He is coauthor of visionary books and essays including “An Ecomodernist Manifesto,” "The Death of Environmentalism," Love Your Monsters, and Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to Politics of Possibility, which was called "prescient" by Time Magazine, and "the best thing to happen to environmentalism since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring" by Wired Magazine. He has been profiled in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, National Review, New Republic, and NPR.

Shellenberger’s research and writing have appeared in The Harvard Law and Policy Review, Democracy Journal, Scientific American, Nature Energy, PLOS Biology, and The New Republic, and cited by the New York Times, Slate, USA Today, Washington Post, New York Daily News, and The New Republic. He regularly appears on national television and has been a guest on major podcasts, including the Joe Rogan Experience, the Jordan B. Peterson Podcast, and the Megyn Kelly Show.

Shellenberger lives in Berkeley, California and travels widely.

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  • Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

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Founder & President of Environmental Progress; Expert on Energy, Climate, Security, Human Development and Politics

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Michael Shellenberger Biography

Michael Shellenberger is a Time Magazine "Hero of the Environment," Green Book Award winner, and the founder and president of Environmental Progress. He is the best-selling author of the critically acclaimed books “San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities” (HarperCollins 2021) and “Apocalypse Never” (HarperCollins 2020).

“Apocalypse Never” has been translated into 15 languages including French, German, Spanish, Portuguese, Italian, Korean, Hebrew, Lithuanian, Czech, Slovak, and Polish.

Shellenberger has been called a “environmental guru,” “climate guru,” “North America’s leading public intellectual on clean energy,” and “high priest” of the environmental humanist movement for his writings and TED talks, which have been viewed over five million times.

He advises policymakers around the world including in the U.S., Japan, Taiwan, South Korea, the Philippines, Australia, United Kingdom, the Netherlands, and Belgium. In January, 2020, Shellenberger testified before the Committee on Science, Space, and Technology of the U.S. House of Representatives. The Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change invited Shellenberger in 2019 to serve as an independent Expert Reviewer of its next Assessment Report.

He has been a climate, environmental, and social justice activist for over 30 years. In the 1990s he helped save California’s last unprotected ancient redwood forest, and inspire Nike to improve factory conditions in Asia. In the 2000s, Shellenberger advocated for a “new Apollo project” in clean energy, which resulted in a $150 billion public investment in clean tech between 2009 and 2015.

He has helped save nuclear reactors around the world, from Illinois and New York to South Korea and Taiwan, thereby preventing an increase in air pollution equivalent to adding over 24 million cars to the road.

Shellenberger is a leading environmental journalist who has broken major stories on Amazon deforestation; rising climate resilience; growing eco-anxiety; the U.S. government’s role in the fracking revolution; and climate change and California’s fires.

He writes on housing and homelessness, and has called for California to declare a state of emergency regarding its addiction, mental health, and housing crises. He has authored widely-read articles and reports on the topic including “Why California Keeps Making Homelessness Worse,” and “California in Danger.”

His articles for Forbes, The New York Times, The Wall Street Journal, and The Washington Post, and his TED talks ("How Fear of Nuclear Hurts the Environment," "Why I Changed My Mind About Nuclear Power," “How Fear of Nuclear Ends,” and “Why Renewables Can’t Save the Planet”) have been viewed over seven million times.

Shellenberger was featured in "Pandora's Promise," an award-winning film about environmentalists who changed their minds about nuclear, and appeared on "The Colbert Report." He debated Ralph Nader on CNN’s "Crossfire" and Stanford University’s Mark Jacobsen at UCLA .

He is co-founder of Breakthrough Institute, where he was president from 2003 - 2015, and served as an advisor to MIT's "Future of Nuclear Energy" task force.

He is coauthor of visionary books and essays including “An Ecomodernist Manifesto,” "The Death of Environmentalism," Love Your Monsters, and Break Through: From the Death of Environmentalism to Politics of Possibility, which was called "prescient" by Time Magazine, and "the best thing to happen to environmentalism since Rachel Carson's Silent Spring" by Wired Magazine. He has been profiled in the New York Times, San Francisco Chronicle, National Review, New Republic, and NPR.

Shellenberger’s research and writing have appeared in The Harvard Law and Policy Review, Democracy Journal, Scientific American, Nature Energy, PLOS Biology, and The New Republic, and cited by the New York Times, Slate, USA Today, Washington Post, New York Daily News, and The New Republic. He regularly appears on national television and has been a guest on major podcasts, including the Joe Rogan Experience, the Jordan B. Peterson Podcast, and the Megyn Kelly Show.

Shellenberger lives in Berkeley, California and travels widely.

Michael Shellenberger Speaking Topics

  • Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

Michael Shellenberger Videos

  • Michael Shellenberger: How Progressives Threaten Cities
    As 2021 came to a close, questions about crime and homelessness in San Francisco dominated headlines locally and nationally. In addition to...
  • CNA2018 Michael Shellenberger
  • How Fear of Nuclear Ends | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxCalPoly ...
    Michael Shellenberger shows us how the fear of nuclear power was created by people who had ideological fears or sought to exploit it for political...

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  • How to book Michael Shellenberger?

    Our booking agents have successfully helped clients around the world secure talent like Michael Shellenberger for both live and virtual events for over 20 years. The team at All American Entertainment represents and listens to the needs of organizations and corporations seeking to hire keynote speakers, celebrities or entertainers for speaking engagements, personal appearances, product endorsements, or corporate entertainment. Fill out a booking request form for Michael Shellenberger, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to discuss your upcoming event. One of our experienced agents will be happy to help you get pricing information and check availability for Michael Shellenberger or any other celebrity of your choice.
  • How much does it cost to book Michael Shellenberger?

    Booking fees for Michael Shellenberger, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. Pricing often varies between live and virtual events. Other factors that can affect speaker fees include the talent's schedule, market conditions, length of presentation, and the location of the event. The live and virtual event speaking fees listed on this website are intended to serve as a guideline only. In some cases, the actual quote may be above or below the stated range. For the most current fee to hire Michael Shellenberger, please fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak with an experienced booking agent.
  • Who is the agent for Michael Shellenberger?

    All American Entertainment has successfully secured celebrity talent like Michael Shellenberger for clients worldwide for more than 20 years. As a full-service talent booking agency, we have access to virtually any speaker or celebrity in the world. Our agents are happy and able to submit an offer to the speaker or celebrity of your choice, letting you benefit from our reputation and long-standing relationships in the industry. Fill out the booking request form or call our office at 1.800.698.2536, and one of our agents will assist you to book Michael Shellenberger for your next private or corporate function.
  • What is a full-service talent booking agency?

    All American Speakers is a "buyers agent" and exclusively represents talent buyers, meeting planners and event professionals, who are looking to secure celebrities and speakers for personal appearances, speaking engagements, corporate entertainment, public relations campaigns, commercials, or endorsements. We do not exclusively represent Michael Shellenberger or claim ourselves as the exclusive booking agency, business manager, publicist, speakers bureau or management for Michael Shellenberger or any other speaker or celebrity on this website. For more information on how we work and what makes us unique, please read the AAE Advantage.

Michael Shellenberger is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All. The estimated speaking fee range to book Michael Shellenberger for your event is $30,000 - $50,000. Michael Shellenberger generally travels from Berkeley, CA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Tensie Whelan, Jamie Margolin, Dr. Jonathan Foley, Dr. Sylvia Hood Washington and Katharine Hayhoe. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Michael Shellenberger for an upcoming live or virtual event.

Michael Shellenberger Speaking Topics

  • Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All

Michael Shellenberger Speaker Videos

  • Michael Shellenberger: How Progressives Threaten Cities
    As 2021 came to a close, questions about crime and homelessness in San Francisco dominated headlines locally and nationally. In addition to high-profile smash-and-grab robberies in San Francisco's...
    CNA2018 Michael Shellenberger
  • How Fear of Nuclear Ends | Michael Shellenberger | TEDxCalPoly ...
    Michael Shellenberger shows us how the fear of nuclear power was created by people who had ideological fears or sought to exploit it for political gain, including California's former and current...
    Michael Shellenberger: Energy and the Economics of Renewables ...

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