Mark Lynas is an environmental author and campaigner. His most recent book is The God Species, tracing how humanity must respect the Earth’s biosphere to keep the planet habitable. His previous two books, Six Degrees and High Tide, focused on global warming. He was until recently advisor to the President of the Maldives, as well as being a visiting research associate at Oxford University’s School of Geography and the Environment
The God Species: how the planet can survive the age of humans (Fourth Estate, 2011)
Bored of the Booker: prizes, prizes, everywhere
"I have been doing the Battle of Ideas for a couple of years, but never before have I felt so heartened and so alive as the day ended. The spectacle of so many fascinating minds, none too proud to agree, none too modern to disagree, all at work on the most important questions of this rocky period: it's enough to make you believe there's hope for the species, yet."
Zoe Williams, columnist, Guardian; author, What Not to Expect When You're Expecting