Cynthia Barnett


Cynthia Barnett is an award-winning water and climate journalist and environmental journalist in residence at the University of Florida's College of Journalism and Communications. Her work has appeared in National Geographic, The Atlantic, Politico, and many other outlets.

She is the author of four books, including Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, long-listed for the National Book Award, and The Sound of the Sea: Seashells and the Fate of the Oceans, named one of the best science books of the year by NPR’s Science Friday.

She teaches environment and science reporting around hands-on projects, including the Pulitzer Center-funded investigation Watershed.

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