Paul Behrens

PAUL BEHRENS is an Associate Professor in Energy and Environmental Change at Leiden University, the Netherlands. He completed his PhD in physics at the University of Auckland, New Zealand. His work on climate change has appeared in leading scientific journals and his work on science communication has appeared in The New York Times, Scientific American, and has been featured on the BBC.  Behrens urgent and highly readable book on the environmental crisis THE BEST OF TIMES, THE WORST OF TIMES will be published by The Indigo Press in July 2020.

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The Best of Times, The Worst of Times

Academic, physicist and environmental expert Paul Behrens presents a radical dual analysis of our world in which consumption growth is outpacing population growth. Setting out the pressing existential threats we face, he writes, in alternating chapters, of what the future could look like, at its most optimistic and pessimistic, and details the steps we can […]