Last week while visiting Oxford, writer and environmentalist Mark Lynas was kind enough to meet me for a coffee and answered some of my questions about his work. Lynas has generated quite a lot of media controversy in recent months and has experienced considerable backlash from the environmental movement for his views on energy and GMOs. It is easy to mistake Lynas’ messages as polarizing. In fact- I did. Even as a fan of his wiring for several years, I was surprised and impressed that once you get past the media static and really listen to Lynas’ message- it is one of positivity, progress and hope. The first step in solving some of the world’s biggest problems is changing our thinking; becoming more open to many different novel solutions, rather than sticking to a predetermined cultural narrative that has little to do with science or reality. So, without further ado here is Mark Lynas in his own words:
A major thanks to Mark for taking the time to speak with me and for all of your good work.