Alice Bell is a climate campaigner and writer based in London. She co-runs the climate change charity Possible, working on a range of projects from community tree-planting to solar-powered railways. She has a BSc in history of science from UCL and a PhD in science communication from Imperial College. She was a lecturer in science communication at Imperial for several years where she also launched a college-wide interdisciplinary course on climate change. As an academic, Alice has also worked at Sussex's Science Policy Research Unit, City University Journalism School and UCL's Technology Studies Department. She's also written for a host of publications including the Guardian, The Times, The Observer, Mosaic and New Humanist, and was editor of the 'magazine for the future', How We Get to Next.
Alice Bell's Our Biggest Experiment reads like a chocolate box of a book -regaling readers with a curated history of the people, science, politics, and technology that have intersected with the current climate crisis. She deftly weaves subtle and lesser-known details about the brilliant (and sometimes eccentric) individuals who have worked out how to measure and describe what we, as a species, have wrought upon Earth. * Science, Gifford J. Wong * A highly enjoyable rabbit hole of a book [...] She chronicles the science and history of climate change in an intuitive manner that glides easily from one episode to the next. It's a sweeping narrative of industry, energy and atmospheric science, and much of Bell's achievement lies in artfully assembling pieces of the climate puzzle scattered across time and space. * Anjana Ahuja, New Statesman *