Georgina Kenyon is a journalist and a specialist medical/science writer. She has written for the BBC, The Guardian, Nature, the ABC, New Scientist and The Lancet journals for 15 years. She has written on from topics ranging from ‘agnotology’ (the spreading of ignorance) to the illegal ivory trade. She has worked at the World Health Organisation in Geneva and for charities such as The Climate Group and for the Worldwide Fund for Nature in the UK. She has also worked for the Federal Australian Government at a remote science agency in Far North Queensland where she was told she must avoid writing the words ‘climate change’ in official Canberra documents. She is particularly interested in how many politicians and industry leaders silence rational and altruistic thinking, especially with regard to other species. She is currently working at The George Institute for Global Health in Sydney.