Author and Science Curator for TED
David Biello is the author of The Unnatural World: The Race to Remake Civilization in Earth's Newest Age. He is an award-winning journalist who has been reporting on the environment and energy since 1999—long enough to be cynical but not long enough to be depressed. He is the Science Curator for TED as well as a contributor for Scientific American. He has written for publications ranging from Aeon and Foreign Policy to The New York Times and The New Republic. Biello has been a guest on numerous television and radio shows, and he hosts the documentary series Beyond the Light Switch as well as The Ethanol Effect for PBS. David Biello received a BA in English from Wesleyan University and a MS in Journalism from Columbia University. He currently lives with his children near a Superfund site in Brooklyn.