mark lynas

Mark Lynas is the author of five major environmental books for a mainstream readership: High Tide (2004), Six Degrees (2008), The God Species (2011), Seeds of Science (2018) and Our Final Warning (2020). Six Degrees won the Royal Society prize, was translated into 22 languages and also became a documentary film on National Geographic channel. Lynas is climate advisor to the former President of the Maldives, Mohamed Nasheed, and works with the 64-nation Climate Vulnerable Forum in this capacity.

He has contributed extensively to global media, writing for the Guardian, New York Times, Washington Post, Wall Street Journal and numerous others. Until 2024 he was research and climate lead with the Alliance for Science at the Boyce Thompson Institute, an affiliate of Cornell University, and co-authored peer-reviewed papers on vaccines, climate and GMOs with them. He is senior strategic advisor to the pro-science environmental campaign network WePlanet, launched in 2021 and now active in 15 countries. He is currently working on a book about nuclear weapons and nuclear war, to be published by Bloomsbury in 2024.