October 20, 2021

Forget net zero – let’s have a ‘fossil freedom day’

So what might be a COP26 climate emergency target that we actually could meet? My suggestion is extremely simple: we set a date for the worldwide exit from fossil fuels, […]

June 30, 2020

Saved by the pandemic?

By an extremely fortunate coincidence, the world urgently needs to invest trillions of dollars in decarbonization just when the global economy equally urgently needs a huge stimulus to get people […]

June 30, 2020

New book – ‘Our Final Warning: Six Degrees of Climate Emergency’

It’s here! After three years of hard labour, the new Six Degrees is finally launched. Thanks to HarperCollins for publishing on both sides of the Atlantic! For those asking – […]

September 06, 2019

‘The single most important goal of the candidates’ climate plan’ –

The most urgent climate challenge of the next two years is to get Donald Trump out of the White House. Unless that happens, there is no way to restore sanity to US […]

August 08, 2019

The planet is being consumed by humans –

Humanity is on a collision course with nature. Already 72% of the global ice-free land surface is dedicated to supporting our species, and between a quarter and a third of […]

June 03, 2019

UK and Trump miles apart on climate change –

Fresh from the latest disasters on Brexit, surely the last thing the UK needs is a state visit from the world’s provocateur-in-chief, Donald Trump. Trump’s position on Brexit — bring […]

January 26, 2019

Climate change: The more we know, the worse it seems –

To get a full grasp of climate change, you need to take a geological perspective. Wind the clock back all the way through human history, past the Romans and through […]

April 05, 2018

5 April 2018 – Seeds of Science published in the UK!

The wait is finally over… for more see my Books page.

January 05, 2018

Mark Lynas – Speech to the Oxford Farming Conference 2018

Five years ago, almost to this very day, I stood before you and offered an apology for my earlier anti-GMO activism. Today I want to do something different. Whereas my […]

October 26, 2017

Oxitec expands production of GMO mosquito

Oxitec — a company that seeks to control pest insects through their genetics — has announced that it will invest $9.88 million to mass-produce one billion genetically modified mosquito eggs per […]