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Mark Lynas          

Biotechnology and Nuclear Power Researcher and Writer, Visiting Research Associate ; British author, journalist and environmental activist who focuses on climate change

Mark Lynas is the author of "The God Species: How the Planet Can Survive the Age of Humans," published by Fourth Estate in July 2011. The UK paperback was published in February 2012 by HarperPerennial, whilst the US edition -- "The God Species -- Saving the Planet in the Age of Humans" -- is published by National Geographic. He has previous written two major books on climate change -- "High Tide: News from a warming world" (2004) and "Six Degrees: Our future on a hotter planet" (2007).

"High Tide" was long-listed for the Samuel Johnson Award for Non-Fiction, and short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. "Six Degrees" was long-listed for the Orwell Prize in 2008, and won the prestigious Royal Society Prize for Science Books in the same year, and has been translated into two dozen languages. "Six Degrees" became a TV hit for National Geographic, whose "Six Degrees Could Change the World" -- voiced by Alec Baldwin -- has been watched by tens of millions around the globe on the National Geographic Channel. The book has now been translated into 22 languages around the world.

In November 2009 he was appointed advisor on climate change to the President of the Maldives, Mohammed Nasheed, and was involved in the Maldives' effort to be the first carbon neutral country on Earth by 2020, and its role in the international climate change process, until Nasheed was deposed in a military coup on February 7, 2012.

He is a frequent speaker around the world on climate change, biotechnology and nuclear power. He is also a Visiting Research Associate at Oxford University's School of Geography and the Environment, and is a member of the World Economic Forum's Global Agenda Council on Emerging Technologies, which produces an annual top 10 list of the technologies with most potential to change the way we all live.

Mark lives in Oxford with his wife Maria and two children, Tom and Rosa.

Speech Topics

'GMOs Are Green - How an Environmentalist Changed His Mind on Biotechnology'


David MacKay - last interview and tribute - Mark Lynas

I had the honour of recording David MacKay's last interview, on 3 April 2016. The idea was to present him with the Breakthrough Paradigm award because due ...

Mark Lynas | Cornell Alliance for Science

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