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Freelance Author, Journalist
Fred Pearce is a freelance author and journalist based in London. A former news editor of the UK based New Scientist magazine, he has been its environment consultant since 1992, reporting from 68 countries. He also writes regularly for the Yale e360 web site in the US, and the Guardian and other newspapers in the UK. Recent commissions include National Geographic and the Washington Post. He won a lifetime achievement award for his journalism from the Association of British Science Writers in 2011, and was voted UK Environment Journalist of the Year in 2001. His recent books include The Land Grabbers, When the Rivers Run Dry and Confessions of an Eco Sinner. They have been translated into 22 languages. When the Rivers Run Dry was listed among the all-time Top 50 Sustainability Books by the University of Cambridge’s Programme for Sustainable Leadership. Fred is a frequent lecturer, speaking on all six continents in the past four years.