Mark Lynas has worked for nearly a decade as a specialist on climate change, and is author of three books on the subject – ‘High Tide: News from a warming world’ (2004), ‘Carbon Calculator’ (2007) and ‘Six Degrees: Our future on a hotter planet’ (2007).  High Tide was longlisted for the Samuel Johnson Award for Non-Fiction, and short-listed for the Guardian First Book Award. It became a best-seller in Sweden. Six Degrees was long-listed for the Orwell Prize in 2008, and won the prestigious Royal Society Prize for Science Books in the same year.

Six Degrees is published in the US by National Geographic, which has also made a television documentary based on the book and broadcast on the National Geographic channel internationally. Lynas was selected as a National Geographic ‘Emerging Explorer’ in 2006, and was placed at no.7 in the Independent’s Green List 2007. He writes for various newspapers and magazines, recently including the Guardian and the Independent, and is a frequent contributor to the New Statesman.

Mark will be joining the conference from Oxford by video.