As a boy, Rod Taylor watched with fascination, the Moon landing. That sparked an interest in science that has never faded. An offhand remark by his father around the same time was his first environmental awareness, which has progressed from interest, to concern, and now to alarm.

Today, Rod is a Canberra-based science writer. Rod’s science columns have appeared in The Canberra Times newspaper and other publications for over 10 years. He broadcasts a weekly science show, and has appeared on ABC local radio, Radio National and the BBC.

Aside from media, his other background is in IT and business systems. He rides both a unicycle and an off-road motorcycle, and has fallen off both.

He has recently completed his book: The Edge of Silence: A sometimes grumpy, often quirky, always curious exploration of going deaf in a world of sound.

He is currently co-editing a compilation of major writers on the Green New Deal.