Fred Pearce is a freelance author and journalist based in London. He has reported on environment, science and development issues from 67 countries over the past 20 years. Trained as a geographer, he has been environment consultant of New Scientist magazine since 1992. He also writes regularly for the Guardian and Mail on Sunday newspapers. He won a lifetime achievement award for his journalism from the Association of British Science Writers in 2011, and was voted UK Environment Journalist of the Year in 2001. Fred is a frequent lecturer and broadcaster, having spoken on all six continents in the past four years. His books have been translated into 16 languages and won a number of prizes, including the Peter Kent Conservation Book Award. When the Rivers Run Dry was listed among the all-time Top 50 Sustainability Books by the University of Cambridge’s Programme for Sustainable Leadership. His other books include With Speed and Violence: Why Scientists Fear Tipping Points in Climate Change, The New Wild, Confessions of an Eco Sinner, The Land Grabbers: The New Fight Over Who Owns the Earth, Earth: Then and Now, The Last Generation (on climate change), Deep Jungle, The Climate Files and Peoplequake.