Leonie Joubert

Science writer and author Leonie Joubert uses storytelling to grapple with many of today's tough issues: climate and environmental collapse, energy policy, and why cities leave us hungry, heavy, and sick (the hunger-obesity poverty-paradox). More recently, her work delves into the realm of public mental health. She has spent the better part of 20 years exploring these topics through books, journalism, communication support to academics and civil society organisations, non-fiction creative writing, and podcasting. Based in Cape Town, Leonie works with the Daily Maverick’s specialist climate reporting team Our Burning Planet.