With a laden rucksack and my mind buzzing with anticipation, I head off to London Heathrow. Before I know it (after three flights, two boats and a hefty walk) I’ll be immersed in the Amazon rainforest..
This is what 9.07 billion people looks like, the prediction for 2050. In this brave new world 62% of the population will live in Africa, Southern and Eastern Asia. Notice Russia, South America and Australia as they shrink in comparison.
Dr. Ceri Lewis is a scientist based at the University of Exeter. Having wanted to be a marine biologist since she was 14, Ceri now finds herself preparing for her second expedition to the arctic as a biologist with the Catlin Arctic Survey.
In the last decade of the 20th century, it was estimated that 1.33 million km2 of forest was lost. Worldmapper manipulates that map of the world that we are all used to, reflecting the subject of interest.
James has written articles for a range of magazines and websites. Browse recent pieces and find out more on the Writing Page.
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James is a scientist, writer and speaker with a passion for adventurous conservation fieldwork and expeditions. He’s been involved with a range of projects over four continents. From critically endangered big cats in the remote Dhofar mountains to biodiversity surveys in the Amazon and forest genetics in the high Arctic.
In the UK, James is a passionate advocate for citizen science and regularly speaks in schools and NGOs to inspire and engage young people.