I am a freelance science journalist, broadcaster and author, who is yet to meet a piece of research I don’t find fascinating. In more than a decade of freelance reporting, I have written for publications and websites including Scientific American, the Guardian, Nature, Australian Geographic, Ecos, Medicine Today, Frontline Medical News, BBC Future, ABC Science and ABC Health and Wellbeing.
I am author of The End: The Human Experience Of Death , editor of The Best Australian Science Writing 2015 anthology, and co-author of The Sixth Wave: How To Succeed In A Resource-Limited World.
I’m also an experienced public speaker, facilitator and panel chair, having performed these roles at events including the Sydney Writers’ Festival, the Festival of Dangerous Ideas, and the Brisbane Writers’ Festival.
“We are still in.” On June 5, 2017, with these four words a group of U.S. businesses and investors with a combined annual revenue of US$1.4 trillion sent a powerful message to the world: U.S. president Donald Trump may have withdrawn from the Paris agreement on climate change four days earlier, but corporate America was not following suit.
In recent years, a number of initiatives and collaborations have sprung up around the world focused on private sector action on climate change. With Trump’s withdrawal from the Paris agreement, these initiatives have raised an intriguing question: In the absence of political action, can business save the world from devastating climate change? Read more.