Dennis Dimick serves as executive environment editor at National Geographic magazine in Washington, D.C., where he leads coverage of energy, climate and sustainability issues. He guided creation of a single-topic issue on global freshwater in April 2010, and architected a yearlong 2011 series called “7 Billion,” on global population, its impact and prospects. Other recent projects have included world soils, the carbon cycle, sustainable agriculture and the end of cheap food. National Geographic’s climate change and energy projects have received awards from the Society of Environmental Journalists, the Overseas Press Club and Pictures ofClub and Pictures of the Year International.
In addition to co-organizing the annual Aspen Environment Forum since its inception, Dimick regularly presents slideshow lectures on the tension between expanding human aspiration and a finite Earth’s ability to sustain it. In 2010 he presented the Governor Tom McCall Memorial lecture at Oregon State University, and in 2011 was named a distinguished alumni of the University of Wisconsin-Madison.
Dimick is a faculty member of the annual Missouri Photo Workshop on documentary photojournalism. He previously worked at newspapers in Oregon and Washington, and for The Courier-Journal of Louisville, Kentucky. He holds degrees in agriculture and agricultural journalism from Oregon State University and the University of Wisconsin.