AWARD-WINNING WRITER, ACTIVIST & FORMER SPEECH WRITER
“The Last Forest & the Future of Life on Earth: An Exploration into the Importance of the Boreal Forest”
Ben Rawlence wrote two books about the human consequences of environmental catastrophe in Africa; Radio Congo about the people living in the wreck-age of Eastern Congo’s resource wars, and City of Thorns about people fleeing famine and climate-driven war in the horn of Africa. After moving to Wales and beginning to research the coming impacts of climate change closer to home, his attention turned to the Arctic Circle and the boreal forest. What he discovered led to his third book: The Treeline and to a dawning realization that we need to prepare-and soon-for major changes to our ways of life. And to do that, we need new institutions that promote new ways of interacting with the non-human world.