Darrin Qualman is Director of Climate Crisis Policy and Action for Canada’s National Farmers Union.  He is the author of the 2019 report Tackling the Farm Crisis and the Climate Crisis and the 2019 book Civilization Critical: Energy, Food, Nature, and the Future.  His research, writing, and educational pursuits over the past 20 years have all aimed at creating a big-picture view of how humans turn nature, energy sources, and technologies into cities, food supplies, manufacturing systems, and cultures.  He farmed for many years and has academic degrees in history, biology, and political studies.