Hi, I'm Alice Bell.

I’ve got a BSc in history of science and a PhD in science communication. I taught in a few universities, and was a freelance journalist for a bit, now I work for a climate charity. I'm a life-long Londoner, I knit, and I really like bats.

Global warming is something I’ve been aware of most of my life. We studied the greenhouse effect in school. The UN talks were on kids' TV. I'm just about young enough to be part of the generation where cloud of climate change has always hung over us. Still, most of the time, I avoided looking it in the eye.

When I did come to study climate change in detail, reading up on the history of the issue really helped. I felt like I understood the graphs better when I had a sense of the people behind them. I also found the history of climate change inspiring, even funny at times, and it gave me hope. I thought that was something worth sharing.

You can follow me on twitter. If you want to get in touch, my gmail is climatehistories.