Sarah Dry

Sarah Dry
Name: Sarah Dry
is a ClimateCultures Author

A writer and historian of science interested in how narrative can create a bridge between people who hold different values about climate change.


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.”

Sarah’s ClimateCultures posts

A Personal History of the Anthropocene – Three Objects #8

A Personal History of the Anthropocene – Three Objects #8

Science historian and writer Sarah Dry offers objects past, present and future that help us investigate clouds and the gap between seeing and feeling. 'What is not revealed often plays more powerfully in the imagination than what is.' Read More
Waters of the World - Stories in the History of Climate Science

Waters of the World – Stories in the History of Climate Science

Writer and historian Sarah Dry shares some of her thinking and the process for her new book, Waters of the World, a history of climate science through the individuals who unravelled the mysteries of seas, glaciers, and atmosphere. Read More

Website: Sarah Dry