Fred Pearce is currently the environment consultant of New Scientist magazine and a regular contributor to the London Daily Telegraph, The Independent, The Guardian, Times Higher Education Supplement 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.
Fred has written a wide range of books on environment and development issues published in both the UK and US including Confessions of an Eco Sinner, When the Rivers Run Dry, Earth: Then and Now, including a foreword by Zac Goldsmith, The Last Generation (on climate change) and Deep Jungle. His books have been translated into at least ten languages including French, German, Portuguese, Japanese and Spanish.
He is a regular broadcaster and international speaker on environmental issues, and has given public presentations on all six continents in the past two years. Among his engagements have been the Edinburgh, Hay and Salisbury Book Festivals, the Ottawa and Melbourne International Writers Festivals, the Brisbane RiverSymposium in 2006, Yale and Cambridge Universities, a speaking tour for the British Council in India, and presentations to business and financial groups, such as AngloAmerican in South Africa, Cathay Pacific in Hong Kong and UBS in London.
He has also written reports and extended journalism for WWF, the UN Environment Programme, the Red Cross, UNESCO, the World Bank, the European Environment Agency, and the UK Environment Agency. He is a trustee of the Integrated Water Resources International.