By Simon Watson, Professor of Wind Energy at Loughborough ...
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Jeff has been writing about the collision of science, nature and politics for 15 years. His work has been featured in a variety of Canadian and international magazines and newspapers, and nominated for dozens of awards. His first book, The Grizzly Manifesto (Rocky Mountain Books 2010), was a finalist for the 2011 Alberta Readers' Choice Award.
More recently, he has been at work on Little Black Lies: Corporate and Political Spin in the Global War for Oil. His research, which focuses on the rhetoric in the battle for the tar sands, has led him to conclude that the rise of obfuscation and misinformation is one of the most dangerous characteristics of our modern capitalist-democracies.
He also teaches university field courses for the Wild Rockies Field Institute and Wildlands Studies. He currently lives in Missoula, Montana with his wife Ylva.