Julian Cribb is an Australian author and science communicator He is a Fellow of the UK Royal Society for the Arts, the Australian Academy of Technological Science and Engineering (ATSE) and the Australian National University Emeritus Faculty.
His career includes appointments as scientific editor for The Australian newspaper, director of national awareness for CSIRO, editor of several newspaper including the National Farmer and Sunday Independent, member of numerous scientific boards and advisory panels, and president of national professional bodies for agricultural journalism and science communication.
His published work includes over 8000 articles, 3000 science media releases and eleven books. He has received 32 awards for journalism. His internationally-acclaimed book The Coming Famine (2010) explored the question of how we can feed 10 billion humans this century. His book Poisoned Planet (2014) examines the contamination of the Earth system and humanity by anthropogenic chemicals and how to prevent it. In Surviving the 21st Century (Springer 2017) he tackles the huge existential crisis now facing humanity and what we can do about it. His forthcoming book Food or War looks at the nexus between food and human conflict in the C21st and the future of food.
He is principal of Julian Cribb & Associates which provides international consultancy in the communication of science, agriculture, food, mining, energy and the environment.