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Name: Barnett, Cynthia
Title: Environmental Fellow in Residence, the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, and Environmental Journalist in Residence, College of Journalism and Communications
Organization: College of Journalism and Communications
Education: M.A., Environmental History, University of Florida, Gainesville, Florida, 2002
Office Address: UF College of Journalism & Communications 2096 Weimer Hall 1885 Stadium Road PO Box 118400 Gainesville, FL 32611
Email: clbarnett@jou.ufl.edu
Telephone: 352-376-4440

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Cynthia Barnett is an environmental journalist specializing in water and climate change. She is the author of the water books Mirage: Florida and the Vanishing Water of the Eastern U.S.; Blue Revolution: Unmaking America's Water Crisis; and Rain: A Natural and Cultural History, longlisted for the National Book Award, a finalist for the PEN/E.O. Wilson Award for Literary Science Writing, and named among the best nonfiction books of 2015 by NPR’s Science Friday, the Boston Globe, the Tampa Bay Times, the Miami Herald and others. She also publishes stories and columns in National Geographic, the New York Times, Los Angeles Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Atlantic, Discover magazine, Salon, Politico, The Huffington Post, Orion, Ensia, and others. As environmental journalist in residence at the UF College of Journalism and Environmental Fellow in Residence at the Bob Graham Center for Public Service, Barnett teaches environmental journalism; environmental leadership; and viral rhetoric, a skills class devoted to op-eds, TED-talks and viral video. She is also working on Environmental Civics and how to inspire a water ethic among Floridians and Americans.

Keywords: environmental journalism; environmental civics; environmental history; conservation leadership; water ethics; climate communication