Hello, I’m Gaia Vince.
I am an award-winning science journalist, author, broadcaster and speaker. I am particularly interested in the interplay of humanity and our planetary environment, and I have travelled the world extensively to research it.
This is a unique time in Earth’s history, in which climate change, globalisation, communications technology and increasing human population are changing our world – and us – as never before. I am documenting these changes, talking to ordinary people, scientists and heads of state as we enter into the Anthropocene.
After I’d been travelling around the world for 800 days, I wrote this, which gives a nice overview of a journey that ended up taking 2.5 years, and formed the basis of my book ADVENTURES IN THE ANTHROPOCENE, which won the Royal Society Prize for Science Books (the first woman to do so).
My latest book, TRANSCENDENCE, explores how we got here: how a smart ape became a planet-dominating force. It rewrites the story of our ‘ascent’, describing the co-evolution of our biology, environment and, importantly, our culture. It’s the story of how we made ourselves and where we are headed.
I write news, opinion and feature articles for a variety of outlets, including the BBC, The Guardian, New Scientist, Australian Geographic, Science, I make and present science documentaries for radio and television, and I give talks around the world. Previously, I have held senior editorial positions at the science journal Nature, Nature Climate Change, and New Scientist magazine. You can see a selection of my recent work under ‘News‘.
I am proud to be an Honorary Senior Research Fellow at UCL’s Anthropocene Institute in the Geography Department.