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Matthew Shribman

I’m a scientist, environmentalist, speaker, advisor, serial founder, author and descendent of the same ambitious fish as everyone.


A little about me

I try to spend my time focussed on projects for the future of life on Earth.

I don’t have a governing board, but if I did, I'd want it to be me, a lantern fish, a few weaver birds, and a big lump of moss… and to be honest, I’d probably hold my tongue.

I don't love writing about myself, and so what I have for you are this picture of my dog and two bios written by Polly Gregson at the Eden Project.


One is serious, the other not. It's hard to tell which is which these days!

Two videos

My YouTube is full of short videos, but for now, here’s a TEDx I gave from a bubbly bathtub, and a quick video about why I do what I do.

My projects

Today, I am all-hands-on-deck focussed on work related to the climate and nature emergency.


In the words of Rob Hopkins "I've been to the future - we won!".


We can and we will turn this emergency around. The future will have fresher air, cleaner water, healthier soil and abundant life regenerating everywhere.


It will take enormous effort, a great diversity of people, and a total reinvention of many global systems and our relationship with nature.


Democracy at its best is still only the vote of humans, and only the humans around today. Even that needs rethinking.


There's a lot to do!

AimHi Earth is racing to activate millions of nature-first thinkers, to bring about a future where nature has a seat at every boardroom, political and kitchen table.


AimHi Earth

I love to take complex science and I make it enticing and accessible. I turn it into compelling stories. I do this for broadcasters like the BBC through to big organisations and start-ups.


Science presenting


Teaching & tutoring

Having taught and mentored students all around the world, I am what they call a "Super Tutor". I teach science, maths, and some of the world's leading environmental campaigners.

I run a podcast with a bunch of people who are much funnier than I am! It's called A Piece of String.


My science podcast

I am busy writing a book about complex systems and nature. I also sometimes publish short articles on topics like cosmology, environmentalism and economics.


My writing

I made an easy-to-understand widget showing the global level of CO2. It's used by national broadcasters in Japan and Canada, and I'm giving the code away for free.


Publicising CO2 levels


My Music

I used to make a lot of music. My artist name was Sykes and then matthew hidden and then twin hidden. Now it's Ash Lad, after the Norwegian fairytale.

My campaign group, Planet A, works to elevate science-backed solutions for big, global problems. Our most recent campaign helped to increase the UK's reforestation plans by 100x.


Environmental campaigns

My Projects

Friends & Supporters

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