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Geoff Dembicki is an author and journalist whose work appears in VICE, The Tyee, the New York Times, Foreign Policy, and the Guardian. His book, Are We Screwed? How a New Generation is Fighting to Survive Climate Change, won the 2017 Dave Greber Freelance Writers Award and the 2018 Green Prize for Sustainable Literature. His magazine feature for Foreign Policy titled “The Convenient Disappearance of Climate Change Denial in China,” won the 2018 Energy of Words Media Contest. Dembicki lives in Brooklyn, New York. 

Award History

2022 Finalist

Hilary Weston Writers’ Trust Prize for Nonfiction
for The Petroleum Papers: Inside the Far-Right Conspiracy to Cover Up Climate Change

Jury Citation

“In The Petroleum Papers, Geoff Dembecki shows us how the petroleum industry has known about the risks to the climate for more than sixty years. This is a book that connects the dots between the industry, politicians, lobbyists, fake grassroots groups, media, and corrupted think tanks. Basing his arguments on grounded research and using clear, accessible prose, Dembicki explains the players and the game. The stakes are the planet itself.”