My name is Ryan Mizzen and I am a freelance writer, journalist and blogger. It’s hard to remember exactly where this all began for me, but I distinctly remember completing a piece of coursework on climate change for GCSE Geography in 2007. I remember around that time, the Met Office produced a visualisation map of what a 4°C rise in temperatures would look like across the globe (based on the report findings of the Intergovernmental Panel on Climate Change in the same year). I was astounded at the widespread implications of a warming world and wanted to learn more about why climate change was happening and how we could avoid the worst impacts. So began a profoundly overwhelming journey.
I decided to explore the subject of climate change in more depth and in 2012, I graduated with a First Class Bachelor of Science degree (with Hons) in Climate Change, from one of the first universities to offer climate change as an undergraduate degree. Since then, I have spent over three years working for energy efficiency and renewable energy organisations. In September 2017, I completed my MA in Creative Writing (via Distance Learning) at Teesside University, where I achieved a Distinction. I hope to use my writing skills to communicate climate change in an engaging manner to a wider audience.
To find out more about the services I offer as a freelance writer, please visit my website here.