Hello. my name is Gaia Vince. I am a journalist, broadcaster and author specialising in science, the environment and social issues. I travelled the world meeting the people, plants and animals that make up our unique living planet.
This is a uniquely critical time in our planet’s history, in which climate change, globalisation, communications technology and increasing human population are changing our world as never before. The developing world is experiencing these impacts more obviously and sooner than the rich West – they are already feeling the effects of biodiversity loss, erratic weather patterns, glacial melt and forced migrations, for example – and I am documenting these impacts, talking to ordinary people, scientists and heads of state as I travel in the Anthropocene.
After we’d been travelling around the world for 800 days, I wrote this, which gives a nice overview of the journey.
I write news, opinion and feature articles for a variety of different outlets, including the BBC, The Guardian, New Scientist, Australian Geographic, Science, Seed, and I research and present science documentaries for BBC radio. And I lecture around the world on the Anthropocene. Before I set off on this journey, I was the news editor of the science journal Nature. I have been the opinion, analysis and features editor for the journal Nature Climate Change, which publishes the latest research in the field. And before that, I was an editor at New Scientist magazine. You can see some of my recent work that’s relevant to this trip on the sidebar under ‘Me Elsewhere‘.
You can follow our journey on the maps, by clicking on Where on Earth?
If you have any suggestions of people or places that I should visit on this trip, please let me know on the comment form or by email – I’m always looking for ideas.Follow @WanderingGaia