I consider myself an environmentalist. In this capacity, I’ve held many titles. So far I’ve been a daughter of environmental activists, a Bosun on a conservation ship, a researcher on deforestation, a marcher in climate change rallies, and a policy analyst focused on land use change emissions.

And, while I’m not yet a scientist, I analyse science. Over the last two years, I have been following the science on forests, deforestation, and expanding agricultural land. I analyzed global causes of deforestation, and researched studies estimating land use emissions. I am writing this blog in an attempt to untangle and digest the politics and science of international negotiations on climate change. My hope is that these entries will help others on similar quests.