Michael Shellenberger (born 1971) is an American author, environmental policy writer, cofounder of Breakthrough Institute and founder of Environmental Progress. He was named a Time magazine Heroes of the Environment (2008), winner of the 2008 Green Book Award, co-editor of Love Your Monsters (2011) and co-author of Break Through (Houghton Mifflin 2007) and The Death of Environmentalism (2004). He and his co-author Ted Nordhaus have been described as “ecological modernists” and “eco-pragmatists.” In 2015, Shellenberger joined with 18 other self-described ecomodernists to coauthor An Ecomodernist Manifesto. On November 30, 2017, he announced during a New York Times conference that he would run for Governor of California in 2018. Shellenberger is the author of Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All (2020).
Books in order of publication:
Love Your Monsters: Postenvironmentalism and the Anthropocene – 2011
Apocalypse Never: Why Environmental Alarmism Hurts Us All – 2020
San Fransicko: Why Progressives Ruin Cities – 2021