Fred Pearce is the environment consultant of New Scientist and a regular contributor to The Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian and Country Living. Fred’s Footprint, his fortnightly environment blog, appears on the New Scientist web site. He has also written for several US publications including Foreign Policy, Audubon magazine, Seed, Popular Science and Time. He is the winner of the 2001 BEMA Environment Journalist of the Year award. Author of fourteen books including Deep Jungle: journey to the heart of the rainforest (2005), Last Generation: how nature will take her revenge for climate change (2006), When the Rivers Run Dry: what happens when our water runs out? (2006), With Speed and Violence: why scientists fear tipping points in climate change (2007) and Confessions of an Eco-Sinner: travels to find where my stuff comes from (2008).