Foreign Policy publishes "The Watson Files"

Finally holding a copy of "The Watson Files" - out in this month's Foreign Policy Magazine climate change issue! Along with my photos and archival images, and our short doc "A Climate for Conflict", Laura Heaton tells the story of an English scientist who decades ago led a groundbreaking climate adaptation effort in Somalia, a country that is among the most vulnerable to climate change — and to the conflict that often follows in its wake.

This story, and the links between the environment and security, have pretty well absorbed us both these last 18-months, and it's an amazing feeling to finally have this story out in the world. It feels especially poignant in the wake of Trump's insulting Paris Accord withdrawal - a decision as ignorant as it is nihilistic, and one that threatens all our fates.

Please pick up the magazine, or click here. So grateful to Rebecca Frankel, Adam Griffiths and Ty McCormick for believing in this project and giving it a home, and to The GroundTruth Project whose generous support brought our idea to life. 

'Climate for Conflict' film screening at New America

On May 30 Laura Heaton and I screened 'A Climate for Conflict', followed by a panel discussion, at New America in Washington, D.C., between 12-1:30pm.

Struggling with famine, drought, and violence, Somalia today is at a crossroads between a deepening crisis and a path to stability. Desperation is still driving people to crowded cities, refugee camps, or to the ranks of militant groups, even as a newly-elected government looks for a better way forward. 

If you missed the event, the livestream is available to watch here!