Photograph © Fred Pearce
Fred Pearce is one of the UK's finest science writers and an award-winning journalist who has reported on global environmental issues and popular science from over 60 countries over the past 20 years.
He is a speaker on environmental issues and has given public presentations on all six continents to a variety of business and financial groups. He also speaks regularly on radio and TV.
Trained as a geographer, Fred has been the environment consultant of New Scientist magazine since 1992 and is a regular contributor to the Guardian, the Independent, Focus and Country Living. He has written a wide range of books on environment and development issues. These have now been translated into 16 languages and have won several awards. Confessions of an Eco Sinner was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Prize in 2008 and won the IVCA Clarion Award in the same year. His latest book Peoplequake: Mass Migration, Ageing Nations and the Coming Population Crash was published to great acclaim in 2010.
He has also written reports and extended journalism for the WWF, the UN Environment Programme, the Red Cross, UNESCO, the World Bank, the European Environment Agency and the UK Environment Agency.
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