I am a writer and historian of science currently writing a book about water and the history of climate science. It explores the past 150 years worth of scientific research into the Earth’s oceans, atmosphere, glaciers and ice sheets. I want to bring stories from the past into the present in order to deepen our understanding of the role of imagination, emotion and contingency in our understanding of and relationship to the planet.
I am interested in how narrative can create a bridge not only between the past and the present but between people who hold different values about climate change and the role of science in society.
I trained as an academic historian of science at Imperial College and the University of Cambridge and have worked as a journalist, editor, health policy researcher and now as a writer of popular books. I am also a Trustee of the Science Museum Group.”
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